We are seriously concerned about road safety, especially given that the main route to the school along Cockshot Hill is a major A road, and we know of many accidents on that road, including ones involving pedestrians. It is not a suitable route for children, more so because Surrey Highways have said that it is 'inappropriate' to lower the speed limit from 30mph.
Given the safety issues, and the significantly increased
distance from the catchment area in North Reigate, many parents
that currently walk will choose to drive, increasing congestion and
pollution at peak times, and we are concerned about how this fits
with Surrey Council's plans for reducing carbon emissions and
encouraging active travel.
We are supportive of finding a solution that makes years 3-6 education accessible to everyone in North and South Reigate, but believe other options would be more suitable, such as converting feeder schools in North and South Reigate into 'through' schools that provide education from reception to year 6, or finding sites for smaller schools that are easier and safer to access.
We propose that alternative options for the school's site are developed and a full consultation is carried out with parents and residents to select the most appropriate site for the school.
Started by: Sophia Mitchell (HP Parents Group)
This ePetition runs from 04/03/2022 to 02/06/2022.
490 people have signed this ePetition.