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THURSDAY, 28th APRIL, 2016.
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Unpatrolled road sparks safety fears
By James Byrne Parents, councillors and school staff have called on Cheshire East Council to improve the safety of the “absolutely nightmarish” Buxton Road in Congleton.
Children, some unaccompanied by parents, have had to make their way across the busy road while walking to Buglawton Primary School, Havannah Primary School and Eaton Bank Academy.
The 40mph stretch has been unpatrolled since lessons resumed after the Easter holidays, because the lollipop lady left her job and has not been replaced.
It is hoped that Cheshire East will fi nd a replacement and a permanent solution eventually.
headteacher at Buglawton Primary School, said: “I absolutely agree there’s an issue there and I have been in touch with Cheshire East’s highways department. It has assured us that it is currently recruiting for a new lollipop lady.
“We have also asked for a more permanent solution such as a zebra crossing as, historically, that road is getting busier and busier.”
Coun Sally Ann Holland, who takes her children to Buglawton Primary School, agreed that a zebra crossing was needed on the road and said: “What nobody wants is something dangerous like this and safety has to be considered.
“I have to say I think it’s the responsibility of Cheshire East to do a safety audit there.” There were many games of thrones at Quinta Primary School, Congleton, on Friday as pupils played a number of royalty themed games and enjoyed a street party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday and St George’s Day. Looking regal here are Jenna Northwood,
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Man is found guilty of historic abuse charges
A Congleton man has been found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14.
Bryn Geraint Salisbury, (53), of 27, Kennet Drive committed the offences between 1974 and 1978.
He had denied the offences but was found guilty by a jury at Chester Crown Court on Monday.
Matthew Corbett Jones, prosecuting, had told the court that the abuse started when the victim was seven years old and ended when she started secondary school.
The victim kept this to herself for many years, until fi nally confi ding in her husband, the jury heard
He testifi ed that she kept the information to herself because she did not want to upset her family.
“I asked what had happened and she said it was disgusting, she was too embarrassed and that she felt dirty, she didn’t want to tell me. I respected that decision.”
A witness told the court that in 1998 the victim told her that Salisbury had touched her inappropriately.
The witness, who used to be a friend of the victim, said that she did not go into any more detail, and couldn’t tell her when the incidents happened, except that she remembered them happening on a Saturday afternoon because sport was on television.
The witness did not act on the information, but told the court that she believed it would eventually come out.
The victim reported the abuse to police in September 2014.
A date has not yet been set for sentencing.
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