Safety measures have been introduced outside a Bilston primary school as part of a new housing development by Persimmon Homes.

The creation of the new homes next to Bilston Church of England Primary School also included the creation of new vehicular access to the school and improvements to existing footpaths.

Following completion of the work, it was found that there were issues with motorists parking outside the school gates.

Persimmon Homes worked with the City of Wolverhampton Council's Transportation and Road Safety teams and Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People and a governor at Bilston CE Primary, on a £12,000 project to install guard railing outside of the school entrance. 

Parking restrictions have also been introduced in the form of double yellow lines and 'School Keep Clear' markings. 

Councillor Momenabadi said: "We are pleased to have been able to introduce these safety measures outside Bilston CE Primary which will help ensure the safety of children as they arrive and leave school.

"This week is also Road Safety Week, which is a timely reminder that we all have a role to play in making journeys safer for everyone."

Stephen Cleveley, managing director for Persimmon Homes West Midlands, said: “We take a lot of pride in the people and places where we build and this is another example of our commitment to improving the local area in Bilston.

“The new parking safety measures follow our Section 106 agreement with the City of Wolverhampton Council, creating a new £800,000 park and recreation area at our Ettingshall Place development which I’m sure many of the children at Bilston CE Primary School enjoy as well.”

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