The council has proposed improved road safety measures outside a primary school after month of protests by parents.

Following a council decision not to replace a much-loved lollipop man outside Chingford Church of England Primary School, families and local councillors lobbied the council to do something.

In March, parents launched a campaign and gathered 4,000 signatures in a petition demanding the authority address the situation.

Now, rather than replacing the lollipop man/lady, Waltham Forest Council has made new proposals for road safety at the school. These include raising the existing zebra crossing height, installing speed bumps, speed sensitive signs and adding ‘SLOW’ markings to the road outside the school.

Other measures being proposed as longer term options include a signal crossing outside the school.

Councillors for Endlebury and Chingford Green wards, Cllr Emma Best, Cllr Mitchell Goldie, Cllr Roy Berg, Cllr Nick Halebi, Cllr Andy Hemsted and Cllr Kay Isa and who supported protesters, issued a joint statement.

They said: “The parents, school staff and local residents put in an enormous amount of effort to get the council to recognise the danger here and can be hugely proud of their work.

“We’ve been campaigning for greater safety measures at the school for a long time. The road is effectively a school corridor between the infants and juniors’ school, with many other schools in close proximity too.”

The campaigners are still pushing for funding to be provided for a replacement lollipop man/lady at the site, which would cost less than £10,000 per year to keep the children at the school safe.

The council is now writing to parents and the school to make people aware of their proposals.