Help children cross safely in Haddenham

View of Woodways in Haddenham
View of Woodways in Haddenham

Hundreds of parents, pensioners and members of the community are campaigning to change a dangerous road used by more than 300 children a day.

More than 400 signatures have been put to Bucks County Council demanding a pedestrian crossing on Woodways in Haddenham – near a junior school, an infant school, a pre-school and a youth centre.

It has also been backed by the village’s two headteachers and school governors, all of whom have written to the council on the matter.

Heading up the campaign is mother-of-two Emma Lister of Stone.

Because of the traffic calming measures imposed on the road, said Mrs Lister, it means children don’t simply need to look left and right, they also have to second-guess the drivers.

“This is an incredibly busy road, used to get from Aylesbury to Haddenham, Haddenham to Thame and Kingsey to Haddenham.

“We have a lollypop lady who does a wonderful job, but whenever she’s not there children are left totally dumbfounded by how to cross such a road.”

A feasability study has now been funded by the Local Area Forum to take place over the next six months to judge whether a crossing would be suitable.