Primary school parents voice crossing safety fears

Parents have voiced concerns over the lack of a crossing guard near their children's primary school following a near miss.

Central Avenue in Grangemouth has not had a lollipop person in place for over a year now, but locals claim the traffic situation on the road certainly warrants one being re-instated to protect the safety of Beancross Primary School pupils.

One parent called the road “an accident waiting to happen” after he recently witnessed a child almost knocked down.

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Falkirk Council stated the School Crossing Patrol (SCP) point on Central Avenue was discontinued from December 22, 2015 after the crossing guard at Kersiebank Avenue resigned.

The spokesperson added: “In accordance with council criteria the Central Avenue SCP point was surveyed and no longer met the criteria so the SCP patroller at Central Avenue was re-located to the point at Kersiebank Avenue.”