Concern for safety of pupils in Cullybackey

Timothy Gaston TUV
Timothy Gaston TUV

There is growing concern for safety of children attending a primary school which is adjacent to one of Northern Ireland’s busiest village streets.

Cullybackey’s main street has gained a notorious reputation down through the years for persistent traffic snarl ups and near misses as drivers try to squeeze through the bottleneck, often taking risks to do so.

Now a local councillor says he fears for the safety of pupils after the retirement of the long serving lollipop lady.

Timothy Gaston, the TUV Bannside councillor said: “It has been brought to my attention by parents of pupils attending Buick Primary School that since the retirement of the lollipop lady the Education Authority has yet to replace her. This has left the School, parents and pupils concerned about the safety of children on a daily basis having to cross the road to and from school.

“It is vitally important that the Education Authority have a replacement in place as soon as possible for the safety of everyone involved.”