Anger over safety delay

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ANGRY councillors this week hit out over delays in putting up a new road safety barrier outside Bellshill Academy.

The councillors had expected it to be done within six weeks of raising the matter in mid-September, following concerns expressed by the school’s parent council.

Officials agreed to reinstate the railing - taken away during North Lanarkshire Council’s Bellshill town centre upgrade and replaced with a set of lights further along from the school entrance - after a pupil was almost struck by a car while crossing Main Street.

Bellshill councillors Harry Curran and Harry McGuigan took up the issue and a temporary barrier was set up, but last week the council said it would be January before the permament barrier was in place.

For full story see Octovber 27 edition of the Bellshill Speaker.