Safety measures needed near school

Concerned residents have gathered more than 100 signatures on a petition seeking safety improvements near Southcott Lower School and the Bluebell Day Care Centre.

The petition to Central Beds Council regarding car parking and pedestrian safety on Bideford Green was supported by Leighton-Linslade Town Council last week.

Members noted that parking relating to school drop-off and pick-up caused a significant inconvenience to residents. They agreed there was also a potential hazard to pedestrians with cars parked on a bend and directly opposite a T-junction.