A £50,000 scheme to improve the safety of children and other pedestrians near Kingsdown School is being developed by Swindon Council.

Residents and parents are invited to attend a drop-in event tomorrow at the school to find out about the scheme.

The event will be held at the school from 6pm to 8pm, in classroom A17, when visitors will be able to talk to council engineers about the proposals.

Following the consultations, it is hoped the scheme will begin in the next few months.

At present, it is planned to install speed cushions and vehicle activated signs to help keep vehicles within the 30mph limit along Hyde Road and Ermin Street near the school.

The pedestrian crossing would be improved by putting in a raised area, and by making it suitable for cyclists as well as pedestrians to cross.

The footpath and cycletrack near Derwent Drive would be widened, along with the footway next to the St Catherine's School playing fields.

Coun Jemima Milton, pictured, the council's lead member for local environment and transport, said: "Promise number 50 that we have made to Swindon residents is to further reduce accidents across the borough by 2010.

"There have been four accidents involving child pedestrians along that stretch of road in recent years and we know that parents are concerned about traffic speeds there."