I read with interest your article about moving the playground to a new site on Chippenham (‘Play park proposal to move,’ 4th January).

What really amazes me was the amount of money being talked about. I have been asking the council for a zebra crossing to be installed on the very busy Wonastow Road, to help parents and children who have to cross to get to school.

We used to have a lollipop lady employed by the council, but since her retirement there has been no one. Now, with the building of another 380 houses further up the Wonastow Road, this busy road is due to get a lot more busy, and as much as I hate to say it, it is an accident waiting to happen.

Malcolm Butcher