During our by-election campaign last November, we campaigned for a safe crossing near the junction of Upper Elmers End Road and Balmoral Road - we were concerned that this crossing point had already been highlighted as dangerous by local residents, and the opening of the new Eden Park High School made it a priority.
Disappointingly, but not surprising given their track record on road safety, the Conservative council have failed to act. Now a local resident has decided to step up and lead the campaign - Helen Cristofoli is a local parent and resident. She tells us: "In September 2019 the new site for Eden Park High School will be open and as such, three years of children (years 7, 8 and 9) will be making their way to and from school, many by foot. The school is based on Balmoral Avenue, sandwiched between two busy roads (Eden Park Avenue which has travel islands on it, and Upper Elmers End Road, which doesn’t). Living on Upper Elmers End Road I can confirm how busy it is and how you have to take your life in your hands if you want to cross it. I am calling for a pedestrian crossing / pelican crossing to be installed on Upper Elmers End Road at the junction with Balmoral Avenue "
Please sign Helen's petition to show your support for this vital crossing.