Three mums (including myself) whose children attend Wyke Primary School in Normandy, Guildford (Surrey) have launched a campaign for road safety for our children and the villagers of Normandy. The campaign ('We Want 'Wig Wags' for Wyke, aka the '5Ws Campaign') was incubated from our great concern for safety when we cross three dangerous roads (Westwood Lane, Guildford Road, and School Lane) with our children. There has been extreme congestion in School Lane once our school bus service was stopped, which has made more parents park their cars in other areas near the school, yet still crossing the main roads to school is extremely dangerous due to lack of adequate signage and appropriate traffic calming measures. We had presented our petition at the Normandy Parish Council meeting on the 26th October and received strong support from the local councillors, let alone the school governors, head teacher and the parents. We are continuing to expand our petition to lobby Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council (the Local Area Committee) to provide funding to improve road safety. We are asking for:
- installation of flashing school 'wig wag' signs;
- extension of the 30mph limit towards Ash and clearer signage entering Normandy from Ash;
- a pelican/zebra crossing with lights on the A323 between Westwood Lane and School Lane;
- any other traffic calming necessary to slow traffic through the whole village
Please spread out this campaign so that we can get lots of supports from likeminded parents.