Good news as zebra crossing to be installed after 10 years’ campaigning

By Jill Dando News

AFTER around 10 years of campaigning, a zebra crossing is due to be installed near the mini-roundabout near Ashcombe Primary School – home of a Jill Dando News centre in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

The leader of North Somerset Council, Cllr Mike Bell, believes that this could help make the area “more pedestrian friendly”, especially for children and their families going to and from Ashcombe Primary School.

The crossing is being delivered as part of the Liveable Neighbourhood scheme, which aims to make neighbourhoods quieter, safer and greener places to be.


The school has a thriving Jill Dando News Centre and recently had a visit from Nigel Dando, brother of Jill Dando.

Posting on Facebook, Cllr Bell said: “Something like 10 years after we first campaigned for it, a zebra crossing in Ashcombe Road near the mini-roundabout is finally going in.

“This will help make the area more pedestrian friendly and particularly help families getting to and from Ashcombe Primary School.

“Councillor Robert Payne and I have been pushing for this and I’m pleased installation is expected to take place next week.”

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