20 mph zones nearing completion
The first phase of a project to provide 20mph speed limit advisory signs
outside every school in Flintshire has been completed.
Out of 83 schools in Flintshire – 40 will have the new 20mph zone signs in time
for the start of the new September term. Signs already existed at 19 schools
and the remaining 24 are due to be finished in October.
Flintshire County Council received the final approval from Welsh Government to
provide the signs outside schools in the County in July and has been working to
put up as many as possible before children return to school.
Deputy Leader of Flintshire County Council, Councillor Bernie Attridge, who
championed the scheme said: I am so pleased to announce that we have finished
the first step in the scheme and that we are on track have the 20mph speed
limit signs outside every school by October.
Delivering 20mph zones outside of the County’s schools has been a priority for
this administration and once installed the new arrangements will help improve
road safety by making drivers more aware of the school location which will help
ensure they reduce their speed accordingly. Clearly speed is a key factor in
road safety and this is a major step forward in protecting the safety of our
Resurfacing work has also been completed outside three schools in Connahs’s
Quay, Mold and Flint as part of the on going programme of highway improvement
work which began earlier this year. The work at these sites was undertaken
during the summer holidays in order to reduce the impact on the schools.
Photo caption 1: Deputy Leader of Flintshire County Council Cllr Bernie
Attridge, Councillor Andy Dunbobbin and Cllr Paul Shotton at one the 20mph
advisory signs outside Golftyn Primary School, Connahs Quay.
Photo caption 2: Deputy Leader of Flintshire County Council Cllr Bernie
Attridge, Councillor Andy Dunbobbin and Cllr Paul Shotton on the resurfaced
road outside Golftyn Primary School, Connahs Quay.