THERE’S been a second example of this community campaigning – this time at Scholes.
There had long been concerns about children having to walk on grass verges to get to the Junior and Infants School. On occasions, when bad weather or passing vehicles turned the verges to mud, youngsters had no choice but to walk in the road.
Parents, concerned by the potential dangers, campaigned alongside pupils, governors, the local church and ward councillors to get a simple improvement. A pavement.
Now, after eight years, their efforts have paid off and the children can walk safely to school on a new footpath.
This seems a small enough and eminently sensible request, to allow children on foot and their parents to have the confidence that they will no longer have to use the road on their daily journeys to and from school.
Clearly, the combination of parents flagging up the potential dangers and others supporting in this valley community getting behind their case has worked well. It’s a lesson to us all.