A COUNCILLOR who has campaigned for road safety improvements near a Barry school since 2012 has welcomed the beginning of the work.

Councillor Ian Johnson had wanted an improved pedestrian crossing on Buttrills Road to allow Ysgol St Curig children to cross the busy road safely with a 20mph zone established.

Improvements were given a Safe Routes in Communities grant from the Welsh Government earlier this year, following a safety plan put together by Ysgol Sant Curig.

He said there had been two car crash incidents on Buttrills Road in the past five years from car drivers speeding on the hill and losing control of the vehicle, so the road is being made a 20 mph zone to prevent further accidents.

Cllr Ian Johnson said: “I am pleased that these improvements are now being put in place on Buttrills Road so that parents and children will be able to cross safely on Buttrills Road in the new term, knowing that cars will be going slower than before.

“I would like to thank Ysgol Sant Curig and their parents for the hard work in collecting data and writing their school safety plan, the Vale of Glamorgan Council for pursuing the grant application and the Welsh Government for providing the funding at the second time of asking.”