Llanfairpwll pupil's plea secures road safety cash

Jenny Wright from Llanfairpwll, Anglesey Jenny Wright sent a letter to the council on behalf of her school on Anglesey (Picture: Daily Post)

A school has secured £345,000 in road safety improvements after a pupil sent a plea to council officials.

Jenny Wright, now 12, sent a letter on behalf of Llanfairpwll School, Anglesey, explaining the hazards she faced along the A4080.

The school then conducted a survey of village residents to help develop a council travel plan to bid for funds.

The money has been awarded via the Welsh Assembly Government's Safe Routes in Communities project.

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It just shows what's possible when people get together to address important issues in their local community”

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Now, Llanfairpwll School community liaison group has set up a wider group of community representatives, including police and councillors to decide how best to utilise the money, according to headmaster Dafydd Roberts.

'Important issues'

The school survey was used by Anglesey council to develop a necessary travel plan developed with the help of Jenny's mother, Marion Cliffe.

Improvements include installing traffic calming measures on Ffordd Penmynydd, improving the junction between the school and the garage, improving the pavements in the village and creating a path across the school field so that parents no longer need to cross the school car park.

The school also contacted Ysgol David Hughes, Menai Bridge, for ideas and they have asked for cycle sheds to encourage more pupils to ride to the secondary school.

Mrs Cliffe said: "It just shows what's possible when people get together to address important issues in their local community."

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