MSP Derek Mackay has welcomed the decision to instate a school crossing patroller on a busy Bishopton road.
The location on Greenock Road, at the Lorimers Bar, is a busy spot for children crossing to access Bishopton Primary School.
Following enquires from local parents, Mr Mackay and Cllr Natalie Don have been raising the issue with roads chiefs in Renfrewshire Council. Following a visit to the location, they have now agreed to place a crossing patroller at the site. This should be in place within the next 2 weeks.
Mr Mackay said:
“This is a busy part of the road during school hours, and a number of parents have been continually raising their concerns with me. Following pressure to Renfrewshire Council, including a visit with officials to the site, I am pleased they have now agreed to place a crossing patroller at the busy location.
“I have also asked if they will continue to monitor the situation, especially at peak hours, with a view to further measures if this does not improve the situation.
Bishopton Councillor Natalie Don said:
“This part of the road has been something parents have been concerned about for a long time, I am pleased we have now managed to do something to help improve it.
“The Councillors who attended the visit with officials last week said they were in full agreement with the plans to install a crossing patroller, and I hope this cross-party support will continue.”