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Objections to pedestrian access
4:20pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in Letters
AS the former headteacher of Highbury Primary School until I retired in 2010, I was somewhat surprised to see the protest against opening up Highfield Road as a pedestrian access once the new housing is built on the site.
For nine of the ten years that I was head, the Highfield Road gate onto the school site was always kept open and used by many families accessing both schools.
When the new school was built, many people who lived both in Highfield Road and in the lower parts of Devizes Road were angered that the access was closed off. My husband, and his brothers attended the school in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s and they used the access, which I believe makes it a well established route.
Indeed the road is narrow, but it is proposed only to be used for pedestrians. I am sure that the level of use will be much less than when two schools were accessing the site.
I hope that the issues are quickly resolved for the close neighbours in Highbury Avenue.
Living next to a derelict site, as it has been for two-and-a-half years now, must be demoralising.
ANNE MUNNS, Salisbury