MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Lynne Featherstone has secured an assurance from Haringey Council that a fly-posted school sign in N10 will be cleaned up after the Lib Dem councillor highlighted the safety implications of the sign being obscured.
The triangular sign, situated 50 metres from the Fortis Green junction, warns drivers that they are approaching a school area. However since late 2003, the sign has been obscured by a fly-poster. This has been a worry for local residents and Ms Featherstone who are concerned that drivers using the busy road may not be aware of the number of schools in the vicinity and be less cautious driving through the area while the sign is unreadable.
The Council has assured Ms Featherstone, who first wrote to them at the beginning of December, that immediate action would be taken to clean-up the sign. She is pleased that the issue has finally been addressed but said there was a need for the Council to prioritise work more effectively.
Lynne Featherstone comments:
“I am pleased that action has been taken. This sign is particularly important as many school children, both secondary and primary, walk along the route, crossing the busy Fortis Green junction.
“It is important that the Council prioritises issues like this one. To have to wait a month for any action to be taken on a children’s safety issue is really unacceptable.”