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DfI Urged to Act at Ballydown Primary School

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has joined with parents and campaigners at Ballydown Primary School to request speed barriers to protect the children attending the school from road dangers.

Carla Lockhart said:

“For some time, I have been pressing DfI to install speed barriers at Ballydown Primary School. I believe the case for these is clear given the 60mph speed limit on the adjacent road, and the proximity to the school grounds.

Thus far these requests have not be acceded to. However in my experience we need to keep the pressure on, and I therefore very much welcome the campaign started by parents and friends of Ballydown Primary School to highlight this issue and call for action.

This is about protecting schoolchildren and ensuring that every possible step is taken to reduce the risk of something terrible happening at the school.

I will be continuing to press DfI for action and I trust that the united voice of the community will bring about the desired action from DfI Roads.”

ENDS

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