Midsomer Norton road crossing approved after local campaign

Silver Street, Midsomer Norton Silver Street is a route used by local pupils to walk to school

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Plans for a new pedestrian crossing on a busy Somerset road have been given the go ahead.

It follows a long-running campaign by parents and councillors for a crossing on Silver Street in Midsomer Norton.

Bath and North East Somerset councillor Paul Myers said it was "fantastic news".

Many children use the road to walk to school in the town and a pupil was knocked down and injured while crossing the road last year.

Work is due to start in early August and is expected to be finished in time for the new school term.

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