St Malachy’s PS, Camlough launch road safety initiative amid concerns

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
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Sinn Fein representatives Micky Brady MP and Councillor Roisin Mulgrew have said they were delighted to show their support for the launch of a road safety initiative at St Malachy’s Primary School, Chapel Road, Camlough.
Cllr Roisin Mulgrew with MP Mickey Brady, Principal Kearns, pupils from St Malachy's and officers from the PSNI road safety team

Cllr Roisin Mulgrew with MP Mickey Brady, Principal Kearns, pupils from St Malachy’s and officers from the PSNI road safety team

Councillor Mulgrew said local people were pleased to see the Chapel Road resurfaced but are concerned that Roads Service did not take the opportunity to implement traffic calming measures. “The feeling locally is that while we are delighted to see the road resurfaced, the improved road surface will lead to an increase in speed,” she said. “In response to these concerns I collected a petition from the Chapel Road residents calling on Roads Service to review their decision not to install ramps as a matter of urgency. “The major concern within the community is for the children and staff of St Malachy’s Primary School. Every morning the lives of children are being put at risk by inconsiderate road users,” she revealed. “The principal of St Malachy’s, Mr Kearns, has yet again called on parents not to park in bus lay-bys as small children are being forced to walk between parked cars, making them invisible to drivers. “The parents of children in St Malachy’s have a purpose built car park which was developed at huge expense so cars could pull into the school grounds and allow children to get out of their vehicles and walk into the school building safely. “It is because of these concerns that the school, local engagement officers from the PSNI and elected reps have come together to launch this new road safety initiative which will be ongoing,” Mulgrew added. Micky Brady echoed the sentiments of his party colleague. “The PSNI have made a commitment to tackle irresponsible, dangerous driving and parking outside the school. Nothing is more important here than the safety of our children and indeed that of the residents of the wider Chapel Road area,” he said.

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1 Comment for “St Malachy’s PS, Camlough launch road safety initiative amid concerns”

  1. Jim o hare

    As acting principal of Rathore school on the same road as st Malachys ps can I ask why we were not included in this photo or press release

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