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Urmston Bee Network

Posted at 9:30 am on 7th May, 2019

Students Engage in Community Project

Wellacre welcomed Kate Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, along with local councillors Steve Adshead and Graham Whitham, and representatives of the Urmston Bee Network to meet with Miss Wicks and students to discuss the environment and transport links around Irlam Road and make suggestions for improvements.  

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Student ambassadors for the school attended the meeting and voiced several well-informed ideas about improving bike safety on the roads for local children, improving and increasing cycling links, encouraging the use of bus transport by improving links and making fares more affordable, and ultimately to reduce the number of cars on the road to decrease air pollution.

Some of the ideas discussed at the meeting included:

*   Imposing bans on parking over bike lanes;

*   Imposing parking restrictions on Irlam Road near Wellacre at school opening and closing times;

*   Build curbs for bike lanes on the road to avoid cars driving cutting into these lanes; and

*   Marketing campaign to encourage drivers to be mindful of cyclists.

Carl, Year 10, said:

“I was glad to be invited to join the meeting because I want to do something about bike safety and air pollution. It was good to voice my opinion and to be heard, Kate Green wrote down all of our ideas.”

The aim of the Urmston Bee Network project is to create a better place for residents to live and to enable more enjoyable trips to school, work and leisure.

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The Urmston Bee Network on Twitter said:

“It was a very constructive meeting at Wellacre with Miss Wicks, Kate Green MP, Graham Whitham and Steve Adshead and a large group of very engaged and informed students, to discuss the environment around Irlam Road and how it might be improved. Students had some great ideas!”