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Zebra: Congrats and Thanks

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Woodways_Build-out removed
Woodways_Pavement resurfaced

Regular readers of this website will know that the installation of the zebra crossing between the two schools in Woodways was originally scheduled to take place during the most recent school half-term holidays, in the first week of June.

When this was delayed by procedural issues and final sign-off by Transport for Bucks, fears began to arise that the installation work would clash with preparations for the Beer Festival and might cause serious obstruction to visitors' entry route on the day of Summerfest itself.

Well, it has to be said that community fears were ill-founded.

As you can see from the photographs, kindly supplied by Angela Matthews, the contractors have done a great job in making good the road surface after the removal of the traffic island, and have absolutely minimised any evidence that their work is ongoing — well in time for tomorrow'a event.

According to Angela, who was one of the campaigners for the zebra, along with Emma Lister, "They have removed the build-out and resurfaced the road. They've also resurfaced the pavement, tidied up the barriers and made it all accessible. In fact it's easier to get into the Junior School at the moment than it was before!"

Summerfest is a very significant fundraising activity in the village, and the Haddenham community would like to record its sincere thanks to the contractors, and to Transport for Bucks, for the way they have dealt with this potential difficulty.

Hard-hats off to you, guys — many thanks!

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