EAST Lothian Council is not planning to widen a footpath at a busy junction, despite concerns being raised at a public meeting.

The crossing at the junction of Station Road, Court Street, Hope Park and Knox Place is used by dozens of people, including many schoolchildren, on a daily basis.

Lorna Will, who works at Knox Academy Meadowpark, highlighted the issue at Haddington’s community and police partnership (CAPP) meeting, where she pointed out the narrowness of the footpath when coming along Knox Place.

She said: “The corner is really dangerous. It slopes down towards the road and as soon as you go round the corner there is a crossing.”

The concerns were backed by Charli Prime, depute headteacher.

She told the Courier: “We do find that corner very difficult.

“We have a number of young people, who occasionally have mobility difficulties.

“We love to use the town centre as much as we can and access the community. That corner can be quite concerning sometimes.”

A suggestion was made to see the pavement widened, which would allow people to pass by one another easier.

Constable Charlie Duncan, who chairs the ward’s CAPP meetings, said it was not an issue for the police but something that East Lothian Council could investigate.

A spokeswoman for the local authority told the Courier: “Nothing is currently planned for widening the footway at this locus.”