Councillor calls for crossing aid in Merry Hill

Councillor Chris Haynes has asked officers to install the refuge near the junction of Bhylls Lane and Langley Road, which is used by many children and parents walking to and from local schools and shops.

Councillor Haynes said, "The loss of the school crossing patrol is very sad and I would hope that it may return. However, in the meantime, a central refuge would be a great help to people crossing, even if a patrol were to resume.


"A fully-fledged light-controlled crossing might not be suitable near this junction, but local people are telling me that something less obtrusive is absolutely necessary."