Spennymoor slow to 20mph

Children worked with illustrator Liz Million to produce the new signs.

Additional 20mph speed zones have been introduced in Spennymoor to make the area a safer place for residents.

The funding for the signs has been provided by Durham County Council elected members through Spennymoor Area Action Partnership (AAP).

The advisory 20mph speed limits are on roads close to school locations in the Spennymoor area, close to Oxclose, St Charles, North Park and King Street schools.

These add to the previously completed schemes at Middlestone Moor, Tudhoe Colliery and Whitworth Park.

The aim of the scheme is to reduce traffic speeds around the schools, which will improve road safety for vulnerable road users as well as making walking, cycling and outdoor play more appealing.

Pupils from the schools worked with illustrator Liz Millions to design the signs.

Councillor’s Kevin Thompson, Geoff Darkes, Neil Grayson, Alan Gardner and Liz Maddison have provided £3,000 each from their Neighbourhood Budgets to enable the scheme to go ahead.

Michael Wilkes, Spennymoor AAP co-ordinator, said, “The signs designed by the pupils look fantastic and really grab your attention.

“We therefore hope that these signs will remind road users that abiding by the 20mph speed limits is of huge importance, particularly in the areas of our community where schools are located.”

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