Charminster Road: Council to consider new crossing

22 November 2021

Kate Salmon at the spot where a new crossing could go, for the safety of our local schoolchildren

Pictured: Kate Salmon at the spot where a new crossing could go, for the safety of our local schoolchildren

BCP Council will now consider providing a new crossing on Charminster Road, for safer pedestrian journeys from Moordown to Queen's Park Academy (junior and infants), St Walburga's Catholic Primary School, and Bournemouth School for Boys, plus Queen’s Park Children’s Centre.

This is in response to the campaign by local parent Kate Salmon, which highlighted the long gap in pedestrian crossings for a long stretch, from south of East Way north to Castle Lane.

However, roads staff warn it’s been added to a long list of proposals,and any provision of a new crossing will likely take years.

Kate says: “The Council say they’ll look at current footfall in this area. I’ve written back saying I’m concerned this could be ‘catch-22’, if families are currently avoiding walking that way because it’s not safe!”

BCP Council’s decision-making process takes into account resident demand for a new crossing. Kate has therefore started a petition.

Sign the petition now: 

Kate would also like to hear directly from local residents with their feedback on this campaign: 

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