Safety railings plan for St John’s P.S.

Sinn Fein Councillor Patricia Logue.

Sinn Fein Councillor Patricia Logue.

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Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has said new safety railings are to be installed outside St Johns Primary on Bligh’s Lane .

Colr. Logue made her comments following a meeting she held with Transport NI officials and the Principal and Vice Principal of St Johns P.S.

Councillor Logue said: “I am glad that this decision has been reached. Anyone who is in and around Bligh’s Lane on any week day will tell you how busy it is particularly at peak times of the day.

“You have hundreds of children attending St Johns Primary, the adjacent St Cecilia’s College and the nursery school.

“It was apparent there needed to be a couple of additional safety measures in and around St Johns to prevent any accidents taking place there.”

Colr. Logue said Transport NI have now agreed to install new railings at the school and repaint the road safety markings in the area.

It is anticipated that this work will take place in the next four to six weeks.

It was also agreed at the meeting that there is a need to look at the situation outside the nursery school on Bligh’s Lane as well.

Colr. Logue said: “I would also appeal to motorists to show due car and attention whilst travelling through the area particularly during school hours and also the same when parking in around the schools there.”