Billy and Belinda Bollards at Brinsworth Howarth Primary School
Councillors and Neighbourhood staff have visited Howarth Primary School to discuss ways of addressing inconsiderate and dangerous parking outside their school.
They met with the head teacher, Mrs Crawford and the School Council and decided to set a competition open to all pupils, to provide designs for 4 ‘Billy and Belinda’ Bollards. These bollards are in the shape of children and are designed to raise awareness to motorists who are driving passed the school. Not only do they prevent cars mounting the pavement to park, they also act as a mechanism to slow them down, making outside school a safer place.
The lucky winners all received a framed certificate and were invited along with the School council to an afternoon guided tour of the Town Hall with the Mayor.
The Councillors allocated funding from their ward budget to purchase and fit the bollards and have been out on site with highway staff to decide on the most effective location for the child like bollards.
Whilst on site, Highways agreed to provide a further 6 standard bollards that will prevent dangerous parking outside the school. It is anticipated that work will start over the summer.