Staff at Specsavers Kenilworth have been supporting Road Safety Week (20-26 November) by donating high visibility vests to local children.

Specsavers at 17 The Square, Kenilworth, has already donated 30 vests to Priors Field Primary School, as part of an initiative to keep children safe in the darker months. It is now encouraging other local schools to come forward if they need high visibility vests.

‘We are really keen to help educate children about road safety and to make them more visible, so we’d encourage other local schools to get in touch if they want to receive high visibility vests,’ said store director, Ambreena Bhatti. ‘It’s first come first served, as we only have a limited amount, so please don’t be shy!’ 

Specsavers’ initiative also helps support the ongoing appeal for a road crossing and lollipop operator at Priors Field Primary School, Clinton Lane, Kenilworth.  

Mrs Gane, head teacher, Priors Field Primary School explained: ‘We have been in touch with Warwickshire County Council Road Safety department to voice our concerns about the safety of our children coming to and from school, without a crossing patrol person or a permanent traffic crossing on Clinton Lane.  

‘Unfortunately, no one has applied for the vacancy and there are no “spare lollipop people” available.  If you are interested in the job or know anyone who is then the children and parents at Priors Field would urge you to contact Road Safety on 01926 412661 or visit the website.

‘The traffic is so busy which has highlighted all the dangers we are facing at Priors Field without an official traffic control person or crossing in place. Jeremy Wright MP is supporting us, and we are currently waiting for a road safety survey to take place by the County Council.

‘The children have all been educated in road safety and we were delighted to receive the high visibility vests from Specsavers.’

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