Aintree Labour Action Team work to get funds to safeguard childr

Marion Atkinson, Tony Carr and Bill Esterson

Aintree Labour Action is warning that children's lives are being put at risk because motorists are mounting the kerb outside Holy Rosary Primary School.

Residents have complained to the Labour Action Team about vehicles mounting the pathway directly alongside the school on Oriel Drive.

Now Molyneux Ward Labour councillor Tony Carr and Aintree Labour Action Team leader Marion Atkinson are working on getting funding to get bollards installed outside the school because they fear it is only a matter of time before there is an accident.

Cllr Carr said: "Both Marion Atkinson and myself have been contacted by a number of people who have warned that this is an accident waiting to happen.

"I can understand that the road is narrow and can get busy during school times, but it is far too dangerous to allow this to go on and we need to take immediate action to stop it.

"So I am working on securing the estimated £2,000 funding for the installation of bollards outside the school. This will stop the vehicles mounting the kerb, but allow people to cross the road."

Cllr Carr said: "The residents of Oriel Drive clearly want something doing to tackle this problem.

"The installation of the bollards is a cost effective and an efficient method of dealing with it.

"I am confident that we will be able to get the money that is required."
Marion Atkinson, who lives in Aintree and is Labour's candidate for Molyneux Ward at May's local elections said the cost will be money well spent.

Marion said: "There is a very real danger that a child could end up under the wheels of a car if we don't deal with this problem.

"If the bollards saved just one child's life, this will be £2,000 well spent."

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