Campaign to make road safety around Rugby’s schools a priority

Mark Pawsey with children outside Brownsover Community School
Mark Pawsey with children outside Brownsover Community School
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Rugby’s MP has teamed up with councillors to campaign for better road safety around schools.

Mark Pawsey MP, along with Warwickshire County Councillor Yousef Dahmash, is pushing to make pupil safety a priority in the borough.

The team is encouraging supporters to sign an online petition in the hope of securing a share of the £2.5million school road safety fund set aside by Warwickshire County Council.

Mr Pawsey recently spoke in the chamber of the House of Commons to highlight the issue of congestion, inconsiderate and illegal parking around schools.

He said: “Many parents in Rugby have told me of their concerns about the dangers posed by congestion around school gates as they drop off their children at school and also pick them up at the end of the day.”

Cllr Dahmash was joined by Rugby Borough Councillors Julie A’Barrow and Chris Cade at the recent Bilton Junior School Summer Fayre where they collected signatures for the petition.

Cllr Dahmash said: “Road safety is a huge priority for me and I am determined to do all I can to make the areas around schools in my local area safer for children and parents. I would like to thank all of the schools in Bilton for their support with the campaign.”

The petition can be found at www.markpawsey.org.uk/campaigns/safer-routes-school-campaign