Horringer turns its bins into speed limit signs

Horringer residents are displaying 30mph stickers on their bins to help combat speeding in the village. ANL-151102-234051009
Horringer residents are displaying 30mph stickers on their bins to help combat speeding in the village. ANL-151102-234051009
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Villagers on the main road through Horringer have turned their bins into weekly road safety signs.

Horringer’s Parish Council has provided people living along The Street, which is part of the A143, with 30mph signs to stick on their wheelie bins.

Parish councillor Ruth Walker, who organised the signs, said the idea had come from a villager who had seen them while on holiday in Norfolk.

“I dropped a questionnaire round and started talking to people and they were all keen to do something because speeding is such an issue on The Street,” she said.

Though they were only given out on Wednesday, a significant number of bins out on Thursday’s bin day already had their signs.

Ruth said: “It does only work on one day a week but isn’t it better to have something one day a week rather than not at all?”

The hope is that because the signs on bins are not there every day, they will have more of an impact on drivers than fixed signs they become used to.

The village also has a volunteer speed watch team.

Ruth said the council might expand the scheme into Westley Road.