Parents win fight to keep railings at the entrance of Rosemead Preparatory School in Tulse Hill
Worried parents have won their battle to keep safety railings outside a Tulse Hill school.
Transport for London (TfL) announced a u-turn this week on its plan to rip out the railings at the entrance of Rosemead Preparatory School on the corner of Elmcourt and Thurlow Park Roads.
Welcoming the move, headmaster Arthur Bray said it seemed ridiculous to get rid of railings from a place where 400 children pass each day.
Mr Bray said: "I’m very pleased that they are not going to remove them.
"They have listened to what we have had to say and what our parents have had to say."
Clare Macdonald, whose five-year-old twins go to the school, said: "On behalf of all the parents who campaigned for them to stay, we are all totally delighted.
"We are just glad that common sense had prevailed."
Councillor Clare Whelan, who received a flood of letters from parents, said: "I think this is a sensible decision by TfL and know hundreds of parents will be relieved."
A Transport for London spokesperson said: "The guardrail on the corner of Thurlow Park Road and Elmcourt Road was originally reviewed for removal in August 2012 following a full road safety assessment.
"We always provide an opportunity for local communities to respond to proposed changes such as these and after a number of responses from the public we have decided to keep the guardrail at this location at the current time."