Work will soon begin on getting an Earlsfield school a much needed zebra crossing.

In an effort to improve safety for pedestrians, Wandsworth Council unveiled plans to install the new crossing outside Beatrix Potter primary school in Magdalen Road close to the junction with Openview.

The new zebra crossing will be built on top of an existing ‘raised table’ which is designed to reduce vehicle speeds and deter illegal parking.

This isn't the only school getting a boost though.

Changes will also be made to the layout of an existing zebra crossing near Tranmere Road, near Earlsfield School.

It is hoped that the changes would improve sight lines for drivers and cyclists as they approach the crossing.

Transport spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “These measures are designed to make it safer for the children and parents who attend these two primary schools, especially as many walk to and from school each day. Local residents and cyclists will also benefit too from better road safety and slower vehicle speeds in this neighbourhood.”

In total, the upgrades will cost about £22,000