CONCERNED residents in Appleton Thorn have been campaigning for better road safety measures surrounding the village school.

MP Andy Carter was invited to Appleton Thorn Primary School in Arley Road to see first-hand the lack of parking restrictions outside the school gates.

Before the summer break, the school was having to use different access gates for pupils to enter in their separate 'bubbles', with the measures likely to continue through until September.

The MP for Warrington South recently met with head teacher Zoe Jones who explained the safety concerns surrounding this.

Cars and lorries travel along Arley Road at speed, with vehicles crossing the carriageway due to stationary cars outside HMP Thorn Cross.

Andy has since called on Highways officers to consider improved signage to raise awareness of the school and children crossing.

He has also suggested zig-zag markings to prevent parking outside the school at peak times.

Andy explained: "When visiting the school, I saw first-hand the issues that the school, residents and parents are facing, and there are serious safety concerns that need to be addressed.

"The school access onto Arley Road currently has no parking restrictions, meaning the school has to put cones out to stop parents parking too close to the entrance.

"Currently this is not fit for purpose and the road needs better, clearer signage to slow the traffic down.

"I’ve written to Steven Broomhead at the council to ensure Highways Officers look at this as soon as possible so that we can help prevent any accidents from occurring."