WORK will be undertaken to make a busy road outside a Ludlow school safer.

Sandpits Road is busy, including with heavy traffic from the Western Power Distribution depot off Riddings Road.

Parents and councillors have been pressing for action for a while as peak traffic flow on the road tends to coincide with the start and end of the school day, especially in the afternoon.

Months ago, the governors at Ludlow Infants School, organised a site meeting with highways officials, attended by Tracey Huffer, the Shropshire councillor for Ludlow East and Andy Boddington, who represents Ludlow North on the council.

“We discussed the drafts plans for the site and proposed modifications,” said Mr Boddington.

“The scheme will involve installing a raised table – raising the level of the road outside the school for a few metres to slow traffic down.

“This will create an informal crossing. Lines will be re-painted and new signs put in place.

“The yellow zig zag lines outside the school are advisory and not currently enforceable. There is talk of a countywide traffic regulation order to ensure that yellow zig zags can be enforced.”

But Mr Boddington says that the danger is made worse by parents who bring their children to school in cars and park too close to the school.

“Better still would be for parents and other vehicle owners to be considerate and park away from the school entrance,” Mr Boddington said.

Ludlow Town Council has also said that it would support the introduction of a 20mph speed limits throughout the town in order to slow traffic and also cut pollution because it is claimed that it would result in lower exhaust emissions.

The Twenty is Plenty campaign group that is supporting the move say that it would make little or no difference to journey times but would make for a much more pleasant environment for people to live in and would encourage more people to walk or cycle and so help to tackle the problem with obesity.