28 April 2022
MP’s School Crossing Campaign Steps Forward

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin’s campaign to secure a safe road crossing near to a county primary school took a step forward after highways chiefs confirmed that it is feasible.

Harriett Baldwin and Cllr Richardson Brown, Headteacher Andy Hackley and pupils of Lower Broadheath Primary School

Harriett has campaigned for safer roads and a new road crossing in Lower Broadheath for more than three years and she met with Worcestershire County Councillor Alan Amos to discuss progress on this proposal.

The councillor – who is in charge of highways and transport – confirmed that the crossing is feasible and he will work with local councillor Scott Richardson Brown to identify funding for the project.

Harriett visited Lower Broadheath Primary School last summer to hear how pupils face extra challenges crossing the busy main road outside their school.

Harriett said:

“The main road through Lower Broadheath has been a significant concern over recent years and with major housing development nearby, there will be extra heavy traffic passing through the village.

“I have directly asked the county council if this crossing can be funded from contributions from housing developers and individual councillors have access to funds to support local projects.

“I am pleased that this new crossing has cleared the first hurdle and I have encouraged the highways team to try and find a way to secure the funding as swiftly as possible. It is a busy road and likely to get busier so now is the time to act.”

Photo: Flashback to 2021 (Front row l-r) Scott Richardson Brown, Harriett Baldwin MP and headteacher Andy Hackley with pupils from Lower Broadheath Primary School campaigning for a safe road crossing by their school.