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Safer ways to travel to school.

Byline: By STEVE BAGNALL

A VILLAGE is getting pounds 60,000 Welsh Assembly Government funding to make local routes to school safer.

The scheme - for All Saints Primary School in Gresford, near Wrexham - will involve car sharing, encouraging cycling and developing new walking routes.

It will also aim to ensure pupils make their way to school in as safe, healthy and environmentally friendly way as possible.

The money will fund a first phase of works for the scheme, which will now go out to consultation locally.

One new walking route could be from the village's Memorial Hall.

Traffic calming measures, such as a 20mph limit near the school and a more focused one-way system in the village, will also be explored.

The initiative has been organised by the school and charity Groundwork Wrexham and Flintshire. It has involved pupils, staff, parents and grandparents in determining a safe School Travel Plan.

The news was welcomed by local AM Lesley Griffiths, who along with Gresford councillor and school governor Andrew Bailey has been working to secure the funding.
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Date:Mar 14, 2008
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