PUPILS attending Oldham’s smallest and oldest primary school are to benefit from the introduction of new traffic calming measures.
Nearly £16,000 has been made available for the installation of three new speed ‘cushions’ in the vicinity of Christ Church School, Denshaw.
Additionally, school safety zone signage will be erected on the A640 Huddersfield Road and A6052 Delph Road.
The project is one of two projects in Saddleworth and 14 across the borough to benefit from financial help via Oldham Council’s Local Improvement Fund (LIF).
The scheme has been allocated £15,844 from a near £400,000 pot to improve road safety in Denshaw village, particularly for parents and children crossing the road when travelling to and from Christ Church School. The estimated start date is January 2020.
The Satellite Centre, Greenfield, will receive £18,000 to transform the interior of the upstairs hall.
This will enable communities to use the Wellington Road facility as a social, recreational and cultural venue, especially young people, vulnerable adults and those involved in sports’ activities. The estimated start date is April 2020.
Another £23,215 has been earmarked for Lees village centre: to enhance the open area in front of the library, improving the appearance of the space, enabling its use for pop up activities, markets etc, and introducing street trees.
The redesign may also open up opportunities to incorporate/adopt additional parking bays to compliment the space. The estimated start date is February 2020.
Council leader Sean Fielding said: “These incredible projects will make a real difference to local people.
“We want to empower those who live here to improve their community and to continue to be proud of where they live.”
“Under the old system, it would have been very difficult to deliver many of these projects.
“It is fantastic to see the Local Improvement Fund giving councillors and residents the opportunity to really improve their neighbourhoods.”