Mother’s campaign gets school patrol

A MOTHER has achieved a result in her campaign for safer conditions for children at a Bognor Regis school.

Nina Phillips has been told a school crossing patrol will soon start on Orchard Way.

This will help pupils attending South Bersted C of E Primary School.

Mrs Philips was told by West Sussex County Council’s principal community officer, Greg Merrett, the patrol had been agreed.

He said at last week’s joint western Arun area committee: “The school crossing patrol team manager has assessed the site. It does qualify for a school crossing patrol. Therefore, they have begun looking for potential applicants.”

Mrs Philips, who has two of her three children at the nearby school, told the committee of the need for action on busy Orchard Way.

She called for traffic calming measures and a 20mph speed limit.

“The road humps which are there are absolutely useless,” she said.

She was joined at the meeting by two fellow mothers who said the road was used as a cut through between Chichester Road and the A29.

Cllr Francis Oppler (LD) said the imminent patrol was good news for children.