Council defers decision on St George’s School crossing

MOSSLEY Town Council has deferred a decision to provide further funding for a school crossing patrol in the town.

While councillors are happy in principle to continue financing the patrol on Stamford Street for St George’s CE Primary for 2019-20, they are aware a wider road scheme, including a puffin crossing, is proposed.

Councillors are delaying a decision until they receive clarification from Tameside Council about the wider plans.

Mossley Town Council has funded 50 per cent of the cost of the school crossing patrol for the last three financial years with the money allocated from their ‘earmarked reserves’.

THE Town Council has agreed in principle to pay £5,000 towards a new Mossley skate park.

But they won’t provide the money until other funding in secured for the facility which would be on the same site in Mossley Park.

The grant will be part of the funding for a large project which will replace the existing ageing metal skatepark ramps which are rapidly coming to the end of their life, which are dangerous in wet weather and which no longer provide enough of a challenge.

The proposed replacement skatepark will be made of concrete and will have a life expectancy of five years and almost zero maintenance.

• THREE local groups have been handed grants by Mossley Town Council.

The town’s Blue Plaque Committee has been given £532 while MAODS and Good Vibrations will each receive £300.

• THE Town Council’s annual meeting takes place on Wednesday, May 15 at Mossley Methodist Church at 7.30pm.

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