Residents asked about speed bump plans for road where 7-year-old died

People living in part of Stoke-on-Trent where a 7-year-old boy died after a collision are being asked about proposals to improve road safety.

Kayden Dunn passed away in Birmingham Children's Hospital, five days after being hit by a car on Repington Road in Sneyd Green in April. 

Residents asked for safety measures to be introduced following the tragedy. 

Plans are now in place to install 10 road bumps along Repington Road and Ralph Drive. 

Letters have been sent out to homes on both streets, asking for feedback on the proposals. This will then be used to draw up the final designs.

Work is set to get underway in the New Year.

Councillor Joanne-Powell Beckett, who represents Sneyd Green, said: “There has been a lot of concern in the community about road safety in this area and I have been pushing hard for the council to take a serious look at introducing safety measures.

"I’m delighted we now have firm proposals on the table and that something is being done. The council has listened to what myself and the residents have said.

“I’m also pleased the speed bumps will be extended to include the part of Ralph Drive which covers the entrance to Holden Lane Primary School, something I had asked for.

"The safety of all our young children is paramount and the headteacher had raised her own concerns about road safety at this location.”

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