PARENTS, staff and residents fear the safety of children is being put at risk by speeding cars and motorbikes near St Chad's CE Primary School.

Labour Cllr Mandy Clare, who represents Dene ward, says she has been inundated with concern about vehicles travelling too fast along Queensway, Ways Green, Churchill Parkway, Upper and Lower Gladstone Street.

"This has caused most concern of all with regards to the safety of children and parents and carers on the St Chad's school run, " said Cllr Clare. "And also for children and teachers when walking over towards town as they sometimes do during the school day."

Cheshire West and Chester Council recently sent out an important consultation document seeking views from the public about the introduction of traffic calming measures.

Cllr Clare says it is imperative that everyone worried about speeding vehicles expresses their concerns.

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Cllr Mandy Clare is urging parents, teachers and residents worried about speeding vehicles to respond to consultation to introduce traffic calming measures

"It is essential that responses are returned urgently by every household consulted because the work can only go ahead if over 50 per cent of residents respond positively," she said. "Any fewer than 50 per cent of responses will mean that the traffic calming measures cannot go ahead.

"Churchill Parkway is not included within the proposed scheme but I am looking into whether it might be possible for that to also be included. In the meantime, I urge all residents who have received this consultation letter to respond as quickly as possible."

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Any residents with any questions or comments about the traffic calming measures or any other ward issues can email mandy.clare@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or call her on 07511 229453.