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Lorry concerns for Somerset Bridge Primary School pupils
STAFF and parents at a Bridgwater primary school are calling on a housing developer to keep its lorries away when pupils are walking to and from school.
Parents of children at Somerset Bridge Primary School say they are concerned about the number of lorries servicing the Persimmon Homes development nearby, and the fact lorries pass by at the same time as children are crossing the road to get to school.
Shane Burney, who has two boys at Somerset Bridge, aged six and three, said parents had been told that lorry movements would not happen at the times the school opens and closes.
He said he has raised the issue with Persimmon but problems persist.
He added: “Somebody is going to be killed or seriously injured one day”.
Somerset Bridge head teacher Kevin Bryant said: “We take the safety of our pupils and staff very seriously and were concerned to hear about these problems.
“In the past we have tried to be proactive and have held several meetings with the developer to raise concerns over health and safety issues.
“We hope the developer will take on board these views and arrange its deliveries at times when children and parents are not travelling to and from the school.”
The Mercury has asked Persimmon Homes for a comment but has not yet received a response.
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