Walk to school highlights danger at Bush crossroads

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

ON Friday morning Tom Elliott MP and Rosemary Barton MLA joined with representatives from the PSNI and the Department for Infrastructure to walk to the Bush Primary School from the Elms Housing estate with local parents and children.

Mrs Barton told the Courier: "The purpose of this walk was to see first-hand, the danger children and adults face at the Bush crossroads as they walk to school.

“The crossroads have, for a long time been the topic of discussion amongst safety officials and residents in the Bush which is why I and my colleague Tom Elliott MP were very keen to get out and see the situation children and parents face each week."

Ulster Unionist Member of Parliament Tom Elliott also stated: "The walk on Friday morning was very useful for me, I could see the poor state of infrastructure in the Bush, and I had the chance to highlight this to Sean Kearney.

“I was also pleased to meet with Bush Community Group leader, David McFarlane, who was able to outline some other issues affecting residents in the Bush.

“In terms of the cross roads, the Department for Infrastructure will begin to construct possible solutions to the crossing problem, and we will be working with the Planning Department in Mid-Ulster Council to examine all possible safe paths for children to get to school."


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