YOUNGSTERS no longer have to run a dangerous gauntlet to visit a Stone play centre after hundreds of concerned residents won their battle for a new pavement.
In September 2012 the Newsletter reported on the campaign to boost safety for families visiting Come Into Play on the Whitebridge Industrial Estate.
The indoor play area had proved so popular many families had to use an overspill car park on another part of the industrial estate, leaving them no choice but to walk along a road with no pavement that included a blind bend.
Come Into Play owner Caron Lym collected a petition of more than 350 signatures calling for a pavement from the overspill car park to the centre.
AndayearonMrsLym and her staff and customers’ wish has been granted.
County Councillor Philip Jones, who took the petition to the county council’s highways department, said: “Some of the industrial tenants also contacted me to express the alarm experienced by their HGV drivers rounding the bend to confront parents and children, as did the estate owners Whitebridge Estates.
“As a matter of urgency I arranged for county highways to mark ‘slow’ on both ends of the bend and now the pavement has been made with the helpful co-operation of Whitebridge Estates.
“The county council will always put the safety of children first and I am very glad that I was able to put this work into a priority programme.”