Headteacher warns about dangerous McDonald’s walk along Yarmouth road

A headteacher has written to parents to warn them their children may be making a dangerous journey to get to a new McDonald's.

Oliver Burwood, at Blofield Primary, has been told of a number of youngsters spotted walking along the Yarmouth Road to services at the A47 roundabout.

It is a 60mph road and does not have a pathway.

Mr Burwood said he had made the decision to write to parents because he feared they may not be aware.

He said: 'What I'm aiming to do is tell as many people as possible so they can give guidance to their children about walking up there. If people see individual children, pass it on.


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'Their children may be doing it and they may have no idea – they may think they're at the park in the village.'

The McDonald's opened recently at the A47 roundabout in the old Little Chef premises.

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In the letter headteacher Mr Burwood said: 'It has been brought to our attention that children of primary school age, probably from this school, are walking to the new McDonald's in the village without adult supervision out of school time, sometimes in the company of older children.

'As you will be well aware the route to the restaurant is along a tricky bit of road with a national speed limit of 60mph and no footpath. This is clearly not an ideal route for unsupervised children of primary school age to be taking.'

Do you have a schools story? Call Victoria Leggett on 01603 772468 or email victoria.leggett@archant.co.uk

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