A joint statement of concern is going to be put to decision makers concerning a lethal road crossing following the death of a 33-year-old woman.

Eka Schofield from Penryn should have been celebrating her first wedding anniversary with her husband Zev at the weekend but was tragically killed on June 24 whilst using the crossing between Mabe and Tremough campus on the A39.

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Eka Schofield should have celebrating her first wedding anniversary at the weekend

Representatives from the communities came together, including county councillors, Mabe parish council, Mabe Youth and Community Project, Falmouth University and University of Exeter, Penryn College, and the office of George Eustice MP following Eka's death to look at what could be done to stop it happening again.

Campaigner Helen Worthington said all parties are unwavering and unanimous in calling for serious measures which reflect the typical usage and needs of those of us using the crossing. "There is recognition of the fact that the location and surrounding area have changed substantially since the crossing islands were originally installed, and with increased use of transport facilities, campus grounds and public events on campus in recent years, footfall has inevitably risen.

"Recent surveys have been carried out within the village and the two university communities to establish the typical usage and footfall of the crossing. Surveys have now been collected, with data indicating that the crossing is used routinely by locals to access public transport links and to walk in the campus gardens.


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Beyond the expected use by students and staff to access campus for work and study, over a third of student respondents reported also using the crossing for other reasons, including to access the Sports Centre, using local facilities such as the post office, and visiting friends in Penryn and Mabe."

The goal of the group now is to complete a joint Statement of Concern – to include detailed background evidence and recommendations – which will be put forward to the various authorities and decision-makers, in particular those responsible for Roads and Transport in the county.

Having now met twice, a final statement, with accompanying recent and historic evidence, is currently being prepared and will be shared soon.