URGENT calls have been made for a safety probe to take place after a pupil was involved in crash outside a school.

Earley Town Council has agreed to write to Wokingham Borough Council for a thorough investigation to place place outside Maiden Erlegh Secondary School.

The crash happened 'recently' involving a school pupil near the vicinity of the entrance and exit on Silverdale Road, Earley.

As such, Earley Town Council’s Planning Committee has agreed to write to the highway authority, Wokingham Borough Council, asking for an in-depth study to be carried out and to consider what safety measures could be put in place to prevent these issues, especially at school drop off and pick up times, which have become increasingly busy.

Councillor Geoff Littler, the Chairman of the Committee, said: “There are various conflicts between all highway users, particularly in the vicinity of the entrance/exit to Maiden Erlegh Secondary School and Aldryngton Primary School, the shopping parade, the entrance/exit for Tesco and the junction of Sevenoaks Road, which need to be fully investigated”.

On completion of any study, Earley Town Council is requesting that the Borough Council carries out a full public consultation on any proposed safety measures.