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Residents to use stickers for 20mph zone reminder in Bury St Edmunds




The Southgate Area Association is looking to buy stickers to place on bins and other objects to make motorists aware that Southgate Street is a 20mph zone.'Colin Taylor with Cllr Joanna Rayner and Keith and Glynis Horton'Picture Mark Westley ANL-151208-215730009
The Southgate Area Association is looking to buy stickers to place on bins and other objects to make motorists aware that Southgate Street is a 20mph zone.'Colin Taylor with Cllr Joanna Rayner and Keith and Glynis Horton'Picture Mark Westley ANL-151208-215730009

Residents who fought for a 20mph speed limit in a Bury St Edmunds neighbourhood are aiming to buy awareness stickers to remind drivers to slow down.

The Southgate Area Association has received a £100 grant from Bury St Edmunds Town Council towards the stickers which will be attached to wheelie bins and other appropriate surfaces.

They successful campaigned for a 20mph zone which was introduced in Southgate Street and the surrounding area about 10 months ago with signs installed by Suffolk County Council to remind motorists of the speed limit.

However, Colin Taylor, chairman of the assocation, says it is not clear enough when entering the zone and the stickers are needed to act as a further reminder.

He said: “The cars do come round quite quickly and we’re trying to say we’re a neighbourhood here.

“It’s a community reminder - we won’t slow everybody down but if you slow a proportion of people down and get people thinking it will be safer for all of us.”

A council spokesman said: “The highways team has installed appropriate signage indicating to road users the 20mph zone.

“This is in line with current legislation which enables the police to then enforce the speed limit if required.”



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