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When are we going to get our 20mph speed limits for schools?

May 29, 2021 9:49 AM

Shropshire Council voted in September 2019 to implement 20 mph limits outside our schools. Something which many Councils already do. The new Highways Portfolio Holder, Steve Charmley has just announced this will be taken forward at long last.

Heather said "I welcome this as I have been campaigning on this for many years. We now need a timeline for the rollout, when each school will be assessed and a target date for delivery. It could save time and money just to ask the local member and the Parish Council if there is an issue and then set implementation in progress. All our children deserve to be able to travel to school in safety which they cannot at present in Worthen, Chirbury and Stiperstones as the roads are so busy. It's time for the new Cabinet members on their new allowance rates to start delivering the services we need across the County.".

Ruth Houghton, Councillor for Bishops Castle added "Norbury school is a successful federation with nursery and primary age children. The speed limit is currently 60mph which is far too fast for outside a rural school. Urgent action is now needed to make this road safer for our local children and their families"

Ruth added "The Community College in Bishop's Castle is also situated on a busy "A" road with the sports field on the opposite side of the road. The sports field is well used by the school and also by sports clubs at the weekend. This road needs to be safer"

We look forward to some dates to reassure our communities.