Heysham school campaigners should be heard, says PM

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 11, 2012. See PA story POLITICS PMQs Cameron. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 11, 2012. See PA story POLITICS PMQs Cameron. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

THE Prime Minister has urged highways bosses to listen carefully to the public when deciding if a Heysham school needs a ‘lollipop’ crossing patrol.

Campaigners have urged for Lancashire County Council to install a lollipop man or woman outside St Peter’s C of E Primary in the village because they fear speeding cars could kill a child.

In a letter to Morecambe MP David Morris, David Cameron said: “Although the decision is rightly one for Lancashire County Council, I would certainly encourage the council to listen very carefully to the views of local people when they raise concerns about the risks at locations with a record of serious incidents.”

Mr Morris had raised the issue with Mr Cameron at Prime Minister’s Questions on July 4.

The council is set to hold a review into the need for a crossing outside the school.