New safety barriers outside Ballymagroarty primary school

The installation of pedestrian safety barriers outside Gaelscoil na Daróige in Ballymagroarty has been welcomed.

Monday, 7th November 2016, 11:05 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:53 pm
The barriers erected outside Gaelscoil na Daróige.

Sinn Féin Councillor Eric McGinley said the new barriers have been erected in response to concerns raised by representatives from the Irish medium primary school.

The move follows talks and an assessment of the situation outside the school, which is located along the Groarty Road.

“I held a site meeting with Transport NI at which myself and the school were given a commitment that pedestrian safety barriers would be installed,” Colr. McGinley said, adding: “The parents and teachers had expressed their fears that the absence of barriers were endangering children who were running on to the busy road when leaving the school.

“In conjunction with the placement of new flashing signs, the installation of these barriers will provide increased protection to the children.”

Colr. McGinley added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Transport NI for responding positively to this safety issue.”