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Safer roads for school children

New School Safety Zones are set to be introduced outside 13 primary schools in North East Lincolnshire, subject to consultation.

Cllr Ray Oxby, portfolio holder for Environment and Housing at North East Lincolnshire Council, has approved plans to introduce 20mph speed limits outside primary schools that don’t have a School Safety Zone.
The changes will improve safety outside the borough’s schools and offer more protection to children and other road users.
School Safety Zones were first introduced in the borough in 2008 and the new proposals are part of an on-going process to prioritise children’s safety. The schools to benefit most recently from the safety zones include Waltham Leas Primary School, Old Clee Primary Academy and Stanford School.

Cllr Oxby said the 20mph limit would make travelling to and from school safer for children, adding: “Most road users are aware of how cutting your speed significantly reduces the chances of serious injuries to pedestrians, especially children. The new School Safety Zones will act as a reminder to motorists to slow down and take greater care.”

Proposals to change speed limits must be published in advance before they can be introduced and the council is required to consider any written objections made when the proposals are advertised.
Subject to no objections being received, a 20mph speed limit Traffic Regulation Order to introduce Schools Safety Zones will be made for the following schools:

  • Fairfield Primary School, Grimsby
  • Great Coates Primary School, Grimsby
  • Lisle Marsden Academy, Grimsby
  • Scartho Infants’ and Junior Schools, Grimsby
  • Springfield Primary School, Grimsby
  • Wybers Wood, Grimsby
  • Healing Primary School, Healing
  • Humberston C of E Primary School, Humberston
  • Humberston Cloverfields and Humberston Park Schools, Humberston
  • The Canon Peter Hall School C of E Primary, Immingham
  • Enfield Primary School, New Waltham
  • New Waltham Academy, New Waltham
  • Stallingborough Primary School, Stallingborough.
     

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