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Chatham’s colourful crossing

In a bid to improve road safety near schools a new raised colourful crossing has been introduced in Chatham.  

The crossing is the first to be introduced in the Medway area after concerns were brought to Medway from residents and St Mary’s Island Primary School regarding the safety of the roads around the school area.  

Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, Andrew Mackness, said “We have listened to local residents and I’m pleased the new crossing has been installed. The safety of our young people is incredibly important and I look forward to seeing new colourful crossings being built in the future.”,0.5373493,18.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x47d8cdbf6d071c77:0xc200c06a9c908f71!8m2!3d51.407558!4d0.536768

                            The location of the new Crossing. 

The council created a competition for the students at the school to design the colourful raised crossing which has now been installed, with the use of environmentally friendly materials.  

Christine Easton, Headteacher of St Mary’s Island Primary School, said: “The school always takes part in all the competitions run by Medway Council regarding road safety as it is paramount that our children keep safe in all situations they are faced with.”

“The crossing will make a huge difference and it reinforces the importance of making sure you are safe along the roads on your way to and from school.”