ELLESMERE town councillors have expressed fears about the safety of pupils crossing Elson Road due to reduced visibility from parked coaches.

At the town council meeting last Monday, there was resounding concern surrounding the safety of pupils arriving and leaving Ellesmere Primary School and councillors are urging Shropshire Council Highways Department to help resolve the issue.

Councillor Geoff Elner said: “It’s fantastic the school has taken steps to improve the situation but it’s had a knock-on effect with coaches now parking on the hill.

“We must ask them [the highways department] as a matter of health and safety urgency for yellow lines to be placed there – it’s ridiculous to park on a blind spot on a hill outside a school.

“The summer holidays would be ideal for yellow lines to be painted – it should be a priority.”

Also expressing his concern, Cllr Graham Hutchinson said: “How serious are they about saving lives?”

Town councillors have now called for an on-site meeting to take place with the highways department.

Ellesmere Primary School headteacher Stuart Roberts has also said that he would like to attend the on-site meeting with Shropshire Council so that he and the town councillors can highlight the danger spots and raise concerns together.