A new warning banner has been put up outside a Great Bromley school urging drivers to reduce their speed as they pass.

The 20 is Plenty banner encourages motorists to adopt a 20mph speed as they pass St George’s Primary School, rather than the 30mph limit that currently exists.

The design for the banner was drawn up by pupil Hope Singleton as part of a competition run by the Tendring Community Safety Partnership, which involved a number of schools around the district.

Several other schools have also been supplied with a banner to display.

As a result of the campaign it is hoped the Local Highways Panel will approve official 20 is Plenty signage at schools in Tendring which have requested it.

More than 30 schools have made such a request to tackle the issue of speeding.
Fred Nicholls, Tendring District Council’s Cabinet Member for Corporate Enforcement, said he was very pleased with the support from schools.

“I hope now that this will result in drivers becoming more aware of their speed around schools,” Cllr Nicholls said.

“It is good to see the banner up and hopefully it will make motorists drive more slowly around schools in our district.

“Well done again to Hope for her design which really makes the banner stand out.”

For more information on this news release contact Tendring District Council’s Communications Manager Will Lodge on 01255 686338.