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Success over school path issue

A busy path used by pupils of a Beverley school has been resurfaced and had lighting installed in time for the start of the new school year this week, following a petition calling for action signed by more than 250 local residents.

School governor and East Riding councillor David Elvidge had backed calls for improvements to the path, which serves St Nicholas Community Primary School, and said it was among several safety concerns raised by parents of pupils at the school, where building work has been taking place.

The petition was launched in March and described the path as “not safe and very frightening for pupils”. Cllr Elvidge commented: “The path was very uneven and, as children were going to after-school clubs in the winter months when it was dark, people were worried. It is good it has been addressed before winter.”

Local MP Graham Stuart had also supported the parents case and told us: “I was very pleased that the council subsequently took action on the path and that it’s now been resurfaced and relit.”