Pelican Crossing Campaign for Ravenscote

Pelican Crossing Campaign for Ravenscote


Ravenscote Crossing; Question I asked last night at Surrey Heath Council Meeting;

“Do you agree with me and concerned parents that the completion of the works on the existing table on the Upper Chobham Road by Ravenscote School to bring it up to a Zebra Crossing are essential for the safety of the children and parents?

Can I ask that you and the Acting Chief Executive write to the Leader and Cabinet Member for Transport at Surrey County Council along with the Chief Executive and Executive Director Environment, Transport & Infrastructure urging that the matter is given proper consideration and action taken. In the event that the works are not completed by the time of the next Local Area Committee in February next year, a detailed programme will be debated in full.”

The Leader agreed to send such a letter and to continue to push for the crossing.
Great turn out today! Kids really did us all proud!
Good luck today with the protest sorry can’t be there today will be there in spirit!!
Hello Louise, not sure if you’re aware but Mr Gove is actively campaigning for funding for the pelican crossing.
Crrent traffic calming measures:
It's great they are doing this work and I know they haven't finished yet but I noticed today that the table is not painted red and also the table and the cushions are not very raised. Little concerned this may be it as they have painted white around the cushions and put white arrows on the table which seems final 😬 Can't see it slowing the traffic down if has no impact on car going over them ☹
Hi Louise , i thought I would make you aware of a near miss that happened this evening after picking Tom up from an after school club, we were waiting to cross the road on Upper Chobham road and one of the mum's stopped to let us cross, we made sure no one was coming the other way, we started to cross when another driver over took the car stopped to let us across and nearly hit my boys, I managed to pull them back but they were very shaken up. Something NEEDS to be done!!
A bit late in the day, but just when you thought Upper Chobham couldn't get any worse, this idiot arrived and parked during drop-off this morning...🙄
It’s disgusting 😠
Well done Louise Grainger x

This page will be used to communicate any news or progress made on obtaining our Pelican Crossing!

I started a petition ( in September 2018 to get a safe crossing installed for the children of Ravenscote, also serving Tomlinscote and St Augustine's. Since then the campaign has really gathered momentum with local/BBC radio stations, newspapers and internet tv channels getting involved, I've even broken the county lines and appeared in a Hertfordshire newsp

Operating as usual


2022 was our year!!!


Just stumbled across this, so saving for the PCC records 🤓

Photos from Michael Gove's post 25/11/2022

Today was the grand opening of the pelican crossing, it was so lovely to see all the happy faces and I’m feeling very blessed and proud. I hope it exists for a very long time 🙏🏼🚦💜🚦


See you there!!💜

Heatherside Christmas Tree Light Switch On 🎅🎄

Heatherside Ward Residents Association will be switching on the lights on the Heatherside Christmas Tree next Sunday, the 27th November. Gathering at 4.30pm in the Heather Ridge Arcade. The lights will be switched on by Louise Grainger, the Ravenscote Crossing campaigner at 5pm. Everyone is very welcome to join to sing a few carols and welcome Christmas to Heatherside.

Heatherside Community Spirit Heatherside Residents' Forum Pelican Crossing Campaign for Ravenscote


A separate video clip as it won’t let me add both videos and photos together…

Photos from Pelican Crossing Campaign for Ravenscote's post 12/11/2022

What more can I say, apart from “job done” 👍🏼
I’ve been down to the Pelican Crossing and it’s all working wonderfully, just a little bit of tarmac to be finished by the looks of it…
THANK YOU to all who supported my campaign, with special thanks to Edward Hawkins for pushing it along and putting up with my many emails and to my friend Fay Pasley for her design work on the posters 🥰
I appreciate all of you for signing the petition and encouraging me along the way, power to the people!!!💪🏼💜

Photos from Alasdair Pinkerton's post 09/11/2022


Photos from Pelican Crossing Campaign for Ravenscote's post 08/11/2022

Excitement building, look at those lovely lights in the background 🚦🚦💜

Photos from Pelican Crossing Campaign for Ravenscote's post 24/10/2022

Few pics of work starting…🚦💜🚦


In case you’re listening to Greatest Hits Radio today, we have sound bites on the hourly news, excitement building!!!!💪🏼💜


Shocking behaviour 😰

At about 3.30pm on Monday 10th October, the driver of a van branded with the logo and colours of Affinity Water became frustrated while children crossed outside Ravenscote School on Upper Chobham Road. The driver repeatedly honked their horn while queuing behind other cars, before pulling out into the opposing lane, overtaking the queuing traffic, and cutting back into the correct lane while speeding across the raised road cushion outside the school, narrowly missing several pupils.

In all my years taking two children to Ravenscote School, I have never witnessed such dangerous or irresponsible driving.

My son and I were both eyewitnesses but, due to the speed of the vehicle, couldn’t note the number plate.

If anyone else witnessed this incident, if you have dashcam footage, or if you were able to capture the Affinity Water van’s number plate, please do get in touch. A second Affinity Water van queued patiently (and shouldn’t be mistaken for the offending vehicle/driver) - but this driver will be a crucial witness to his colleague’s dangerous driving.

I have reported this incident to Affinity Water via their media team. You may wish to do the same: [email protected]

Pelican Crossing Campaign for Ravenscote Surrey Police
Ravenscote Junior School


4 year anniversary today since I created this page…and we’re just over 2 weeks away from the work starting to install the Pelican Crossing outside Ravenscote, so excited!!!!😆


A little more publicity support for the crossing. I heard it was chaotic on the school run yesterday, hopefully the PCC page will get out to the new parents and they’ll know the chaos is coming to an end!💪🏼🙌🏼💜


Update as promised 💜


Local News - Let's find out what is next in store for the Pelican Crossing Campaign

Upper Chobham Road, Frimley - Pedex Pedestrian Crossing - Page 1 of 6 - Surrey County Council - Citizen Space 27/07/2022

Exciting news, the public notice is live and the signs will go up tomorrow.
I have an email from SCC with the planned steps and I will do a little film later this week to answers any obvious questions, but we have the green light, literally 😆🚦🚦

Upper Chobham Road, Frimley - Pedex Pedestrian Crossing - Page 1 of 6 - Surrey County Council - Citizen Space This site contains consultations that are run by Surrey County Council.


I have a little update for you on the status of our's been held up due to an approval needed from the Department for Transport around using the raised table as a crossing. This special authorisation has now been granted and the design team are meeting with the contractor today (12JUL22) so they can plan the resources and traffic management arrangements. The next step in the process, will be the public notice.

We still don't have a date for works to commence, but, the hope is it'll happen at the backend of the summer holidays and be ready for September. I will update again when I receive a confirmed date...🤞🏼🤞🏿🤞💜


Can’t wait to see the ball in motion…💜


Tune in to the breakfast show on BBC Radio Surrey, on 104/104.6FM tomorrow @ 7:30 😎


I can’t quite believe it but tonight I’m declaring VICTORY!!!!!

Nearly four years since I started this campaign and the council have tonight voted for the pelican crossing and the funding is in place!

Thank you to all of you for your support and I will post pics of the crossing when it’s installed. So HAPPY right now, it won’t be for my kids as my youngest will be leaving this Summer but the impact it’ll have for all the future children is fantastic # # #


Evening all, I haven’t updated you for a while so thought I’d let you know that this Thursday @ 6:30pm, I’m attending the Surrey Heath LAC meeting at the council offices where they will discuss the detailed report from Surrey Highways regarding the installation of a pelican crossing outside Ravenscote.
I am hoping with all I have that we will be granted final agreement from the board and the works will goahead, I will update you on here afterwards but if you’d like to support, then you can also watch or attend and listen in person. I think it is live streamed via their website and/or page.


Two years ago today, wow, the fight continues…

Surrey County Council - Agenda for Surrey Heath Local Committee on Thursday, 21 October 2021, 6.30 pm 19/10/2021

We have the Surrey Heath Local Committee meeting on Thursday evening this week. This will be an in person meeting held in public and as such, members of the public can attend.

The agenda for Surrey Heath Local Committee, Thursday 21 October 2021, 6:30pm can be found here:

Meeting venue: The Chamber, Surrey Heath Borough Council, Knoll Road, Camberley.

We are item number 10 on the agenda under Decision Tracker. I hope to be in attendance myself but wanted to share with you in case anyone else is interested in joining...

Surrey County Council - Agenda for Surrey Heath Local Committee on Thursday, 21 October 2021, 6.30 pm Contact: Nikkie Thornton-Bryar  Surrey County Council Surrey Heath Borough Council, Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road, Camberley, GU15 3HD

Timeline photos 27/06/2021

Oh my word 😢 thank god the girl from our own community has pulled through her ordeal and is making progress, it could’ve been so different 😢🙏🏼

This is a very moving poem by Kerry Wilton, mother of Ellie who was killed in a road collision aged just 11. She describes it as being written in the sheer frustration of seeing bad driving and risks taken on the roads, having experienced first hand the devastation that can be caused.

What happened....

What happened this morning? when you felt you needed to drive fast through the country lanes and big deep puddles.

What happened this morning? when you felt that tailgating my Mummy was the right thing to do.

What happened this morning? that meant you needed to sort out your paperwork whilst driving..

I will never forget that impact, your van, your weapon.

What happened that morning? I was excited.. we were going on a school trip. My world suddenly changed. I watched as a kind G.P, Nurse, Hems and Paramedics all worked on my body that was struggling to stay alive.

I couldn’t breathe.

What happened that morning? I was airlifted with my Mummy. I fought to stay alive but my brain had an injury that looked like a bolt of lighting ⚡️and was just as devastating.

What happened that morning? A week later my Mummy and Adrian held me close as I took my last breath.

What happens every morning I see my family thinking of me, I see the daily fight to continue without me. I was only 11. I send my love and comfort.

Is it worth that extra speed?..can you leave earlier? My life was taken I’m now watching on in heaven.

I was only 11.


Photos from Michael Gove's post 23/06/2021

For your info…


Please, please, please can I ask everyone to email [email protected] at SCC to chase up the road safety assessment date after today’s accident.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the girl and her family, get well really soon xx

Timeline photos 09/06/2021

Did you witness this terrible accident and can you help the police…

Update at 12:50 - Old Bisley Road has now reopened.

Officers are currently at the scene of a collision on Old Bisley Road in Camberley. We were called shortly before 8:30am this morning (9 June) following reports of a collision involving a car and a child. The child has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Old Bisley Road remains closed whilst emergency services are at the scene and we ask the public to respect the cordons in place.

We are appealing for any witnesses to contact us with information. Sergeant Chris Schultze said "This collision took place outside Ravenscote Junior School at a busy time of the day with plenty of witnesses. If you witnessed anything or have any dashcam footage which could assist, please contact us."

If you have any information which could help, please direct message us or report online using webchat or our webform on our website, quoting incident/crime reference number
PR/45210059959. If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Photos from Pelican Crossing Campaign for Ravenscote's post 13/05/2021

Look at this amazing letter to Michael Gove written by Amelia, let's send this viral and share the girl power!! 💜 💪🏼


Thank you Edward Hawkins 👏🏼

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I started a petition ( in September 2018 to get a safe crossing installed for the children of Ravenscote, also serving Tomlinscote, St Augustine’s and Carwarden. Since then the campaign has really gathered momentum with local radio and tv channels getting involved. This page will be a place to hold all the information, news and progress along the way! Thanks for your support... Louise ~ [email protected]

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