House building company donation helps Falmouth pupils stay visible on the roads

House building company donation helps Falmouth pupils stay visible on the roads

House building company donation helps Falmouth pupils stay visible on the roads

First published in News

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has donated high-visibility slap bands to children at St Francis C of E Primary School in Falmouth to help keep them safe on their walk to school.

The donation has been made to encourage children and parents to make walking to school part of their daily routine, encouraging a healthy lifestyle and minimising car journeys.

Taylor Wimpey, which is building new homes at its St Aubyn Park development in Mabe, and will shortly be building in Falmouth, has given the school 150 fluorescent slap bands for the primary school children to make them more visible to drivers during their journey to school in each day.

Janine Copleston, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our high-quality new homes, and this donation is an excellent example of the way we can help schools and other organisations.

“Nowadays there is a real concern about the amount of time children spend outside being active and walking to school is an ideal way to help them get more exercise – but it’s important that they can be seen clearly by motorists.

“We hope our high-visibility slap bands will help keep the children safe during the darker winter months and encourage them to walk to school more regularly. More children walking will also help minimise the number of cars on the road at the beginning and end of the school day.”

Thanking Taylor Wimpey for its generosity, Vanessa Farnell, headteacher of St Francis C of E Primary School, said: “Thank you for your kind donation of the high-visibility slap bands for our walking bus members. They love them and they will help to keep them safe.”

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5:13pm Tue 29 Apr 14

mervynhughes says...

The problem at that school is that the governors stopped any drop off parking on the school grounds due to elf & safety so now we have dozens of cars parked on the Bickland Water Raod every morning causing chaos to all other road users . Futhermore, many parents park in Falmouth Business Park causing disruption there.

Thumbs up to Taylor Wimpey for giving reflective jackets to the pupils which makes them visible on a dangerous piece of road early in the morning. Sadly I think that there is an accident waiting to happen on Bickland Water Road
The problem at that school is that the governors stopped any drop off parking on the school grounds due to elf & safety so now we have dozens of cars parked on the Bickland Water Raod every morning causing chaos to all other road users . Futhermore, many parents park in Falmouth Business Park causing disruption there. Thumbs up to Taylor Wimpey for giving reflective jackets to the pupils which makes them visible on a dangerous piece of road early in the morning. Sadly I think that there is an accident waiting to happen on Bickland Water Road mervynhughes
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10:11pm Tue 29 Apr 14

victoriameldrew says...

my thoughts exactly - I do tend to avoid going that way in the mornings as it is very dangerous but, if I am running late, I have no option. Thank goodness the planning for 153 homes has been refused - and I hope any further plans or appeals will not bring any more building along that road. The school should never have been built there - whoever allowed it must be bloomin crazy. The yellow lines have done nothing to ease the problem, we should have double yellow lines all the way from the bungalows near Watson Marlow for the whole length of Bickland Water Road. I had to walk to primary school in all winds and weathers - didn't do me any harm - too many mothers bring their children to school in their 4x4's or other flash cars - get your kids walking, get some fresh air into their lungs. Well done to the mums that do walk them to school - should be more of them.
my thoughts exactly - I do tend to avoid going that way in the mornings as it is very dangerous but, if I am running late, I have no option. Thank goodness the planning for 153 homes has been refused - and I hope any further plans or appeals will not bring any more building along that road. The school should never have been built there - whoever allowed it must be bloomin crazy. The yellow lines have done nothing to ease the problem, we should have double yellow lines all the way from the bungalows near Watson Marlow for the whole length of Bickland Water Road. I had to walk to primary school in all winds and weathers - didn't do me any harm - too many mothers bring their children to school in their 4x4's or other flash cars - get your kids walking, get some fresh air into their lungs. Well done to the mums that do walk them to school - should be more of them. victoriameldrew
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