ST. DUNSTAN'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
Primary School had been invited to nominate a few pupils to give
their views on issues affecting young people in the local
area. Angus Ford, Annabelle
Couchman, Kit Ames, Abigail Fraser, Ben
Porter and Maddie Biggs submitted the
following points and questions:
- The speed humps in
Chatsworth Road, near Cheam High School, have the knock-on effect
of many drivers using Stoughton Avenue.
This road does not have speed humps and is on a hill; drivers
sometime speed and/or use it when Malden Road has heavy traffic.
Could traffic calming measures be implemented in Stoughton
- Scotsdale Close – the alleyway (public right
of way no. 18) between here and Station Way has become very untidy
over the years. It is poorly lit, there
are some overgrown bushes and a wooden /wire boundary fence is
damaged – dangerous to wildlife and people.
- It is good that there
are many successful businesses in Cheam but there should be a limit
on the number of cafes and take-away outlets, and promotion of
healthy eating with more salad bars.
Could we encourage greater diversity and more businesses to the
- More frequent
collections from recycling bins in Cheam car park
[Kingsway]. Also provide more bins
including dog waste bins/ pick-up signs in parks with heavier
penalties for those who do not clear up after their dogs.
- More Police in Cheam
– although we did notice more Police in the park over the
summer, which was good.
- Most St.
Dunstan’s pupils walk to school and have noticed problems
with the traffic signals in Cheam Village. Outside Dragonfly the green man light comes on but
there is no bleeping sound. Also the
wait light at the signal crossing outside John Ford does not come
- Have food deliveries
to supermarkets during school time so that the heavy lorries are not around during school drop-off and
pick-up times. Also the traffic lights
near St. Dunstan’s could be on pedestrian phase for slightly
longer given the large number of children and parents who use
it. Stop people in the Village crossing
the junction diagonally as this sets a bad example to school
- Welcome re-painting
of the underpass within Cheam Railway Station (this has covered
over much graffiti) and CCTV. Other
areas have been covered by graffiti such as St. Helier skateboard ramp and Sutton Cinema –
one solution is art boards allowing people to show off their
artistic skills. This could be located
in a park/open space.
- Cheam Park – we
like the new play equipment, football goals and the
café. Skateboarding in Sutton
High Street / library area has become a problem – could there
be an area for skateboarding/BMX/roller-skating in Cheam
Park? Also more benches are
- Cuddington Way is a very good area for wildlife and
dog-walkers/ residents. Unfortunately
people misuse it, e.g. start fires. The
vehicle exit from Cheam car park directly opposite our school
entrance is in constant use. Could the
flow be ...
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