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Children design signs asking drivers to slow down

Woodmansterne Primary School’s year four pupil Laura Kryger (left) and year one pupil Elisha Thomas Ingram show off their designs before the signs are put up in Stockport Road.

Woodmansterne Primary School’s year four pupil Laura Kryger (left) and year one pupil Elisha Thomas Ingram show off their designs before the signs are put up in Stockport Road.

Two children from Woodmansterne Primary School in Stockport Road, Streatham have seen road signs that they designed being attached to lamp posts outside their school.

Year four pupil Laura Kryger and Year one pupil Elisha Thomas Ingram watched as Lambeth Council contractors, FM Conway, put up the first of their signs up in Stockport Road.

Councillor Imogen Walker, Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability, said:  “We were delighted to support the children in this initiative. We have produced several signs from the girls’ two prize-winning designs and they will be displayed around the Streatham Vale and Streatham Common areas to remind drivers to drive carefully and slow down.”

Laura and Elisha won a competition run by the school to design road signs to remind drivers to slow down after the school and a number of residents in the Streatham Vale area reported speeding and rat running on several streets near the school.

The recent closure of Streatham Common railway bridge brought the situation to a head and the school, in partnership with the council, decided to take action to ask drivers to slow down and watch their speed.

The effort is part of Lambeth Council’s Cleaner and Greener Streets campaign which highlights everything we’re doing to make the borough a beautiful place sustainable place for everyone to enjoy.

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