Road Safety around Schools – St Simons Catholic Primary School

Closed 6 Dec 2021

Opened 16 Nov 2021

Feedback updated 23 Feb 2022

We asked

We asked for your views on the potential implementation of dropped kerbs with tactile paving on Bosden Fold Road and remarking of the existing 20 roundels and SLOW road markings as part of a Road Safety around Schools scheme to support the Council’s overall strategic ambition to increase the number of children walking or cycling to school.

You said

A total of 14 responses were received with 93% of respondents supporting the proposals.

We did

The proposals were approved at the Stepping Hill Area Committee on 25th January 2022. The full report can be viewed on the Council’s Democracy Web pages here (Item 9): Agenda for Stepping Hill Area Committee on Tuesday, 25th January, 2022, 6.00 pm - Stockport Council


The Council’s overall strategic transport ambition is to increase the number of children walking or cycling to school to reduce congestion on roads, improve local air quality, and improve health outcomes. In order for this to be achieved, it is important that walking or cycling to school is a safe option for children and their families. To support this ambition, the Traffic Services Team have been working to tackle key concerns which have been raised by schools and local Members.

To remind drivers of the 20mph speed limit in the area and to provide improved crossing facilities for pupils and their parents/carers, the following improvements have been identified surrounding St Simon’s Catholic Primary School:

  • Installation of additional dropped kerbs and tactile paving on Bosden Fold Road to aid pedestrians / children to cross and gain access to the primary school; and
  • Relining of the existing 20mph roundel and ‘SLOW’ road marking on Bosden Fold Road to remind drivers of the speed limit.

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Please could you spend a few minutes to consider the issues and let us have your feedback on the proposals. Your feedback is valued and appreciated and we welcome your involvement in the process. We will collate, analyse and consider all responses received and the feedback from the consultation will be used as part of the decision making process prior to the implementation of any measures.

Please include any comments you may wish yo make on the proposal by completing the online survey by Monday 6th December 2021.