COUNCILLORS in Barnoldswick celebrated the end of a ten-year fight for a pedestrian crossing in Kelbrook Road when not one, but two, new crossings were switched on.

Coun David Whipp said: “It’s at least a decade ago since we began campaigning for safer crossings on Kelbrook Road.

“It’s great to see the new crossings in use. The road sees tidal waves of pupils crossing to and from the high school and that stretch has been the site of several accidents over the years. With the new primary school coming along, crossing the road safer is crucial.”

Coun Lindsay Gaskell said: “Ideally, we’d have liked to see proper traffic lights, with pedestrian phases, at the entrance to the new school.

“The county council wouldn’t agree to that, but came up with the two crossing solution instead. The crossings will make it far safer for people to cross the road.”