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Bushey Manor Junior School builds safe waiting area for pupils and parents
A safe waiting area has been built at Bushey Manor Junior School, following fundraising by parents and a grant from Hertfordshire County Council.
A total of £1,500 was donated by the council from its locality budget to pay for the walled area, with fundraisers collecting a further £1,200 to cover the costs.
Andrew Filer, school governor, said: "The crossing close to the school was getting really rather dangerous for our pupils and parents, so we made a decision at the school that the best thing to do would be to build a waiting area inside the school gates.
"Our main focuses were safety, keeping waiting parents and children away from the road, and reducing congestion around the school gates and crossing area. I believe we’ve succeeded with this new shelter.
"It has been a great project for getting people to work together and has resulted in parents using the area to wait for their children, talk to other parents and importantly ensure the crossing area is kept clear."