Your article Fame academy (NCE 27 January) described the very worthwhile work carried out by Bexley Borough Council to further improve the safety of all road users in Yarnton Way, Thamesmead.
This work was certainly long overdue.
However, your article fails to acknowledge the lead taken in this work by Bexley Business Academy supported by the Garrard Educational Trust.
David Garrard was instrumental in having the old pedestrian access bridge to the school removed and in promoting the new Toucan crossing to ensure safer pedestrian access.
Both were part of the contract to construct the Academy and completed for the opening of the first phase.
The school was formally opened by Tony Blair a year later when the second and final stage was complete.
Mike Fearnley, technical director, Halcrow Group, FearnleyM@halcrow. com