Backwell Parish Council were delighted to hear that Bristol Airport has given them a grant of £7,223-05 towards making Station Road a little bit safer for our pedestrians, particularly the hundreds of children who go to the nearby school. This generous grant will enable the council to complete phase 1 of the improvements, which will improve the road crossings.

Signs will also be installed in an attempt to make drivers more aware of their speed and make them slow down on what can be a very unsafe road. The Parish Council can now progress onto phase 2 of the safety improvements which involves working with the school head teacher and governors together with North Somerset Council to look into the potentially dangerous mix of the cars, coaches and students entering via the single entrance to the school in Meadow Close off Station Road.

The Chairman of the Parish Council, Cllr Bob Taylor, said, “The Parish Council has worked hard to improve the safety of Station Road, and the generosity of Bristol Airport will greatly help our endeavours to make the road safer for all who use it, particularly pedestrians. We are very grateful to the Airport for their continuing support”.