Funds found to install new zebra crossing

Zebra crossing
Zebra crossing

Pedestrians will have a safer route across a Colne main road after councillors agreed to install a zebra crossing.

Lancashire County Council has decided to spend almost £50,000 putting in the crossing in Skipton Road close to Varley Street and Chatham Street.

In 2012, a mother and her son were knocked down by a car in Skipton Road close to Russell Avenue while crossing it on their way to school. Both were airlifted to hospital with broken bones.

Campaigners have long said that the statistics do not take into account the number of near misses there have been.

Coun. Joe Cooney has welcomed the decision. He said: “This has been promised for some time and the calls for a crossing go back a number of years. It’s great news that it is to happen, and I’m glad because it has been a long time coming. Hopefully it will be done this summer.”