Shades of The Beatles crossing Abbey Road

Schoolchildren get a safe crossing place with a little help from their friends

PILTON schools, Devon County Council and police have Come Together to do Something to improve road safety on a busy Barnstaple street.

Pupils of Pathfields, Pilton Infants’, Pilton Bluecoats and Pilton Community College needed a little Help getting to and from school after the council was unable to fill a vacancy for a school crossing patrol supervisor.

But their Long and Winding Road to school is now a little safer thanks to the completion of a �35,000 zebra crossing at the corner of Fair View and Abbey Road.

Day Trippers and commuters taking a Magical Mystery Tour along the street will now have to Slow Down and Wait for pedestrians using the crossing.


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Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “The council has listened to the schools and parents who wanted a crossing at this location, and said We Can Work It Out.”

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