Bid for pedestrian crossing to help children on North Walsham’s Happisburgh Road is put on Norfolk County Council ‘long list’

Rachael Baylis, who collected 350 signatures on a petition for a pedestrian crossing on Happisburgh

Rachael Baylis, who collected 350 signatures on a petition for a pedestrian crossing on Happisburgh Road, North Walsham. Pictured with three of her children: Fraya, Caleb and Teejay Baylis. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A bid for a pedestrian crossing on a busy section of North Walsham's Happisburgh Road has been put on Norfolk County Council's 'long list'.

North Walsham Town Council heard it could be several years before cash was available for the crossing.

Worried mum-of-four Rachael Baylis, from Westwick, near North Walsham, had collected 350 signatures on a petition calling for a crossing.

The stretch, close to North Walsham High School, is also used by parents and children walking to and from the Manor Road infants and junior schools, Town Tots Pre-School, the Brightstart and Poppies day nurseries.

Lollipop man Tom Cornwall resigned in April last year and was not replaced by the county council which said there were not enough children of a relevant age crossing the road.


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In a letter from the county council, town councillors were told that the road was not suitable for a traffic island either. Instead, the county would consider installing flashing 20mph signs.

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