Local residents have been campaigning for a 20mph zone in the roads around our school. The aim is to make our roads safer, especially for children as they make their way to and from school.
TWBC and KCC approved the plan and the new speed limit was introduced at a launch event on the 9th and 10th of March 2017. The 20mph zone includes 50 roads and is the first 'wide-area zone' in Kent.
The Launch Event
Our School Council took part in the launch event on the 10th March. The children found out about the new speed limit and how local people campaigned to get it put in place. They helped monitor the speed of passing traffic and spoke with police officers, Speedwatch volunteers, Councillor Peter Oakford and Kent Police Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott.
The children in Years 5 and 6 designed posters to advertise the new 20mph zone. The Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, Cllr David Neve, chose 6 winning designs. The winners all received a new set of bike lights.
You can view the posters here...
The 20’s Plenty group have established a Speedwatch Group in conjunction with Kent Police. They are keen to find volunteers to monitor speeds at the roadside in order to help drivers understand the danger posed by speeding. The aim is to change drivers’ attitudes to speed. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the 20’s Plenty group using the link below.
You can find more information about Speedwatch here…
Road Safety Advice
Advice for parents on road safety, can be found here…