A NEW pedestrian crossing is set to be installed by the council to ensure children's safety. 

Wokingham Borough Council will be installing a pedestrian crossing on Robinhood Lane, Winnersh, near Forest School. 

This will be the first of a number of crossings that the council plan to install near local schools as part of a road safety scheme. 

Councillor Keith Baker, executive member for transport and highways, said:  “By installing a pedestrian crossing near Forest School we hope their pupils will be encouraged to walk to school knowing they will have the facilities to get across the busy Robinhood Lane safely. This is a first of many we are committed to installing this year.

“We want to encourage our residents to walk to their destinations where possible and we are committed to allowing them to do this as safely by making improvements across the borough, including installing new pedestrian crossing, improving footways and installing new street lights.”

Robinhood Lane will be closed from Reading Road to the Arbour Lane junction and a diversion will be put in place while the improvements take place. 

The work is scheduled to begin at the start of the February half term (February 12 to 16) between 9.30am and 4.30pm to minimise disruption.