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'School keep clear' painted on Wolverhampton road 10 YEARS after school moved site

By Jordan Reynolds | Tettenhall | News | Published:

New 'school keep clear' markings have been painted on a Wolverhampton road . . . more than 10 years after the school moved from the site.

A new 'school keep clear' sign has been painted on School Road where Tettenhall Wood School used to be situated

The old Tettenhall Wood School relocated from School Road in 2010 and a 17-home development was created on the site.

The historic school house was preserved and converted.

Photos from last year show fading markings on the road but in recent days fresh paint has been put on the road outside the flats.

A new 'school keep clear' sign has been painted on School Road

A woman who works in the area said the markings have been painted in the last week.

The worker, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: "I saw it on Saturday and it wasn't there the weekend before.

"Words fail me, there's no school and there hasn't been for years. I was gobsmacked.

School Road in May 2019. Photo: Google StreetView

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"It's surely common sense, it's been turned into houses and apartments."

A Wolverhampton Council spokesman said: “New ‘school keep clear’ markings have been painted outside a school building that shut 10 years ago.

The old Tettenhall Wood School relocated from School Road in 2010 and a 17-home development was created on the site.

But the historic school house was preserved and converted and it has obviously caused confusion for council officials as a team has been out to paint the new markings.

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The council has admitted it was a “mistake”.

A Wolverhampton Council spokesman said: “We maintain around 800 kilometres of roads across the city, and occasionally mistakes do happen.

"Clearly this re-marking, which was carried out as part of routine maintenance work in the area, was completed in error and we will be reviewing our procedures.

“In this instance, the markings were refreshed by our contractors and we are arranging for them to be removed as soon as possible.”

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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