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Safe route for Threshfield school pupils

Tuesday 15 July 2003

AFTER months of negotiation, a new safe route to school has been found for pupils at Threshfield Primary School, near Grassington, which should not only avoid potential accidents but also maintain the quality of an important stretch of Yorkshire Dales National Park landscape.

There have long been fears for the safety of pupils on their way to school along Low Lane, a twisty length of road which sometimes carries heavy traffic.

Now, the school governors, working with the highways authority and the national park, have reached agreement with a local landowner which will allows the children to get to school over fields rather than using the lane.

National park chief executive David Butterworth commented: "I'm delighted the scheme has been approved. The various authorities and the landowner have worked hard to bring forward a scheme which keeps the children safe but retains the character of the lane."


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