Moray SNP News
Richard Lochhead MSP has written to the head of Police in Moray to seek confirmation of a crash in Alves which has left barriers by Alves Primary School damaged, following recent concerns about dangerous driving and pedestrian safety in the village.
Locals alerted Mr Lochhead to the damaged railings a mere couple of weeks after he supported their concerns about road safety in Alves.
Commenting, Mr Lochhead said:
“I was concerned to learn of damage to the railings outside the school in Alves and it certainly adds weight to my constituents’ fears about road safety in the village.
“Following the initial concerns expressed by residents, Cllr Amy Patience and I wrote to Transport Scotland, Police Scotland and The Moray Council, calling on them to work together to investigate what can be done to address constituents’ concerns about pedestrian safety and dangerous driving on the A96 corridor through the village.
“The damage to the railings deepens concerns and effectively demonstrates that the authorities need to give their serious attention to this stretch of road, which runs alongside a primary school and is crossed by children on a daily basis.
“In the first instance, I have written to Police Scotland’s Area Commander for Moray seeking confirmation about the accident.”
Resident Alan Taylor said:
“Thankfully no-one appears to have been injured in this instance. Hopefully the agencies involved with our concerns about the A96 through Alves and past the Primary School will sit up and take notice of how serious this could have been.”