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Slow down please!

Published date: 10 April 2014 |
Published by: Shane Brennan
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A PRIMARY school has enrolled two new pupils to encourage motorists to slow down.

To launch a speed reduction campaign, staff and pupils have created two life sized cut-outs of children in Ysgol Bro Cinmeirch uniforms to stand on the grass verge outside the school.

The school's council committee and the road safety officers at Ysgol Bro Cinmeirch are campaigning to reduce the speed on the A525 road which passes through Llanrhaeadr and past the school.

At present there is no restriction and motorists can drive at the national speed limit past the school.

The school council have written to Mark Musgrave from Denbighshire County Council's highways department highlighting their concerns and are planning to invite Joe Welch the local councillor to school.

The school council will now work with the Community Council to try to have the speed limit on the main road reduced.

Headteacher Gwennol Ellis said: “If cars continue to drive passed our school at such high speeds, I'm concerned that one of our pupils, or indeed anyone else, will be seriously hurt or worse'.

Llanrhaeadr county councillor Joe Welch welcomed the initiative.
He said: “The community council have been campaigning for this for a long time, to have the limit reduced from 40 to 30 mph. This is quite far on according to the county council.

“I have asked for it to be looked at a number of times and it looks like the speed limit will be changed. So the next thing is to look at the twenty is plenty campaign which the council is trialing at  a number of places around the county and I would like to see Llanrhaeadr in that trial.”

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