Statement from Cllr Peter McDonald:

“The County Council are putting children’s safety at risk at Lickey Hills School. They are refusing to reinstate the child bollard outside the school because police object to it. Although, it had been very successful in making motorists aware they are approaching a school and thus slowing down.

Now the County Council is refusing to install 20mph flashing signs at the opening and closing of the school which would improve safety, because they say they have no money. Although, 20mph flashing signs have been proven to be successful in reducing speeds of vehicles and reducing the risk of children being knocked over. The cost of installing the signs is £5,000, a small price to pay for improving the safety of young children.

The protection and welfare of children should be of paramount importance to the County Council. It would seem when it comes to the safety of children, the County know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”