Terrington St Clement school headteacher praises community

Cheque presentation ?340 from co-op to Terrington St Clement Primary School towards the school's pelican crossing.'left to right Jo Butler Eldridge duty manager,  John Braybrook yr6 teacher and Luke Ficken store manager'01553 829160 ANL-150211-141039009
Cheque presentation ?340 from co-op to Terrington St Clement Primary School towards the school's pelican crossing.'left to right Jo Butler Eldridge duty manager, John Braybrook yr6 teacher and Luke Ficken store manager'01553 829160 ANL-150211-141039009
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A headteacher has praised the response of residents to an appeal for funds to help build a crossing close to a village’s two schools.

Bingo players in Terrington St Clement put their eyes down to support the bid during their regular charity session at the village hall on Wednesday night.

And that came after staff at the village’s Co-Op store donated £340 from the proceeds of a stall they ran at an autumn extravaganza hosted by the village’s community fund.

The cash will all go towards the ongoing fight to secure new safety measures on Churchgate Way, close to the village’s community and high schools.

The campaign was set up in May after a bus was involved in a minor collision on the road and amid fears of more serious consequences if no action was taken.

It is estimated that around £50,000 will be needed to fund the crossing.

And Liz Hackett, the community school’s headteacher, said: “We’re really determined we’re going to raise those funds, or at least our share of it.”

She also paid tribute to the work of Co-op staff, who are also planning to take part in a craft fair in order to boost their contribution to the cause.

“They’re doing a great job”, she said.

The campaign was established after Norfolk County Council indicated it could not fund a crossing on Churchgate Way, or a similar facility near the Poppyfields estate in West Lynn, because of a lack of money and a low collision record at the sites.

The Terrington bid has also won the backing of North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham and other local politicians, who maintain it will benefit the whole community, who have to negotiate the road to access other services, as well as the two schools.

But Miss Hackett said they are still waiting to hear whether a feasibility study will be undertaken.