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25/07/2021

Newbridge College students petition Town Council

Three enterprising young students from Newbridge College stood in front of Newbridge Town Council on Tuesday night last to make their case about a dangerous pedestrian crossing positioned outside their school.

Three enterprising young students from Newbridge College stood in front of Newbridge Town Council on Tuesday night last to make their case about a dangerous pedestrian crossing positioned outside their school.

Michael Cash, Hanna Begley and Gavin Maher, alongside their second year CSPE teacher Ann Marie McIntyre also presented the council with an 11,00 strong petition for the council to upgrade or move the crossing.

“Hanna, Gavin and I want to highlight the dangers and issues associated with the pedestrian crossing outside our school,” said Michael. “We have signatures from students in all the schools in the area which shows you how much support we have.”

The meeting heard that drivers often don’t notice pedestrians on time, shadows cast on to the pedestrian crossing by trees cause bad visibility and young children may not be aware of the dangers that this pedestrian crossing poses.

Councillors agreed that the issue was worth raising at the next Area Committee and an invite was extended to the second year pupils to attend the meeting at Kildare County Council next Wednesday

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