Bury St Edmunds pupils help road safety cause

Signs of the times: Cllr Sarah Stamp, residents assopciation chairman Anne' Williamson and headmaster Daryl Jones with Finalists of the road safety competition at Hardwick Primary School to design signs for Steward Road warning motorists to slow down as they are approaching a school - Emily Rudd, Zak Howell, Victoria Ashley and Nate Orr ANL-150416-095355009
Signs of the times: Cllr Sarah Stamp, residents assopciation chairman Anne' Williamson and headmaster Daryl Jones with Finalists of the road safety competition at Hardwick Primary School to design signs for Steward Road warning motorists to slow down as they are approaching a school - Emily Rudd, Zak Howell, Victoria Ashley and Nate Orr ANL-150416-095355009
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Road safety was the name of the game in a recent sign-designing competition at Harwick Primary School, in Bury St Edmunds.

Pupils in all years took part in the competition to design a sign to discourage inconsiderate driving in Steward Road, near the school entrance.

Two winners and two runners up were chosen on April 16 by county councillor Sarah Stamp, Ann Williamson, of the Nowton Neighbourhood Residents Association, and James Tottie, a teacher at the school.

The winning designs will be made into signs and installed at the end of Steward Road. They will be funded by Cllr Stamp’s highways budget.

She said: “It was based on concerns raised by residents about traffic safety, people entering the road too quickly andparking on the pavements, causing chaos for residents and making it less safe for children.”

“These problems are not unique to Hardwick, but hopefully this will get people to pay more attention and drive carefully.”