Western Park residents are fighting to reclaim their driveways following the opening of the new Christ The King Infants School on Glenfield Road.
They say that since the school opened a year ago, the traffic at that end of Western Park is chaotic. The road is impassable twice a day, causing cars to back out onto the main road or be left parked in the central reservation andresidents drives. Both sides of Glenfield Road are affected.
The Letchworth/Glenfield Rd TrafficGroup presented the findings of a local traffic survey to City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby. Their concern focus on the massive increase in cut through traffic as a result of the school and the rise in speed along Westfield Road and Letchworth Road. They felt it was 'an accident waiting to happen'.
The City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, agreed that the situation was dangerous and committed tothe whole area safer. The Highways team would look at some 'quick fixes' and report back to residents with some traffic calming plans at a community meetingThe Traffic Action Group say: 'Lots of data was presented at the September meeting at Dovelands School which did not reflect the situation clearly.
'It was stated that the area is a 'high priority' for traffic improvement measures. It would be fair to say that the meeting was disappointing for the lack of detail and consideration of the problems that exist and are urgent'.
The Traffic Action Group remains positive and have met with Martin Fletcher, Head of Highways, to push for a satisfactory solution.