Just 23% of local schools have a 20 mph speed restriction zone!

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Road Safety outside schools is an ever increasing concern for local residents, officers at the Town Hall and of course us councillors!

Over the years, I’ve personally campaigned for additional road markings, crossings, signage and of course for the introduction of 20 mph zones outside of local schools.

So earlier this year, I thought I would ask the Tories at the Town Hall, how many of our local schools actually had such speed zones outside them?

At the meeting, I discovered there are presently 85 schools in Peterborough – 60 Primary, 13 Secondary, 9 Special, 3 Further Education Centres and that 20 mph limits are in place outside JUST 20 schools.

That means 76% do not have them!

I for one will certainly be calling for such a scheme outside the schools that are planned to be built at the Manor Drive area.

As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions, so please do post some below!

How much extra money for our local schools? View the MAP! @pboroagainstpov

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In Coalition, the Liberal Democrats have created a £2.5 billion Pupil Premium, which targets extra money at pupils who need the most help. See how much extra cash your local schools are getting by CLICKING HERE!

Commenting, local Lib Dem ward councillor, Darren Fower said:

“In this area alone we have seen nearly £250k given to local schools in the last year alone to help address the needs of those pupils that deserve the most help!

“Whatever some may say, this is a unique project that both successive Tory and Labour Governments have failed to introduce, and thankfully our guys in Westminster and Parliament have succeeded in doing.”

View the map for this area by simply CLICKING HERE!