8 THE WEEKLY TIMES Wednesday 7 March, 2018 Council acts to keep Ryde students safe CHILD SAFETY fences and changes to tra lights are being ursued by the ity f yde to rotet students at yde ubli School. The fences will be installed on Pope Street and will be backed by line marking on Tucker Street. The City of Ryde will also investigate an option to extend the pedestrian crossing durations at the intersection between Pope Street and Smith Street during school drop off and pick up times. The improvements were endorsed by Council at its meeting last Tuesday night They are part of a city wide initiative to increase child safety across the City being driven by Mayor Jerome Laxale. “When Ryde Public School and local residents first raised these safety concerns, myself and some of my fellow councillors went to the school during pick up times and saw the real danger to children, first hand,” Clr Laxale said. “The safety improvements that will be made will provide greater safety for pedestrians in the area, including school children at Ryde Public School, as well provide added guidance to motorists driving in the area during peak periods.” Councillor Bernard Purcell told The Weekly Times the council had to act immediately. “It is an accident waiting to happen,” Clr Purcell said. “We actually saw a little girl run out onto the road and while she was fortunate not to be struck by a car, it highlights why we need to act urgently.” Joanne Gartside from the Ryde Public School P & C said the Council’s decision by Council was a huge relief for both parents and children. “These improvements would reduce the risk of someone being hurt and the fencing will keep people on the footpaths instead of spilling out onto the road. “At the end of the day everyone just wants our children to make it home safely.” City of Ryde staff will be hosting information sessions at schools throughout March and April. Ryde Public School parents Fibian and Joanna with students Isobel and Etham are all smiles as Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale and Clr Bernard Purcell announce the school safe initiative on Friday. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO OPEN · Independent 7 DAYS OPERATED Mon-Wed 8am – 7pm Thu 8am – 8pm Fri-Sat 8am – 7pm Sun 8am – 6pm Independent O P E R AT E D · Shop 4, 11A Bay Drive, Meadowbank – 9807 4511 MyFRESH $2.99 Fruit and Veg Week FREE IN-STORE WIFI INTERNET BAY DRIVE VICTORIA ROAD WE ARE HERE Village Fresh Grocer CHURCH ST 3 HOURS FREE PARKING Bananas $ 2 99 per kg Roma/Round Tomatoes $ 2 99 1 kg bags Green Capsicum $ 2 99 1kg Net Oranges $ 2 99 2kg Net Sultana seedless grapes $ 2 99 per kg Zucchini $ 2 99 per kg Choy Sum or Chinese Broccoli or Bok Choy 2 FOR $ 2 99 Brown Onions $ 2 99 2kg bag Iceberg Lettuce 2 FOR $ 2 99 Pink Lady Apples $ 2 99 per kg Shepard Avocado $ 2 99 each Packham Pear $ 2 99 per kg *Specials from - Wednesday 7th March to Tuesday 13th March 2018 or whilst stocks last. Photos for illustration purpose only. We are changing our name soon! Fresh new name but Business as Usual!
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