Hundreds campaign for lower speed limit through Welwyn

Members of Welwyn Neighbourhood Watch said the decision to place 40mph signs at the entrance of London Road was 'ludicrous'. Picture: Submitted

Members of Welwyn Neighbourhood Watch said the decision to place 40mph signs at the entrance of London Road was 'ludicrous'. Picture: Submitted

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A Welwyn primary school has delivered a petition with hundreds of signatures to the council as fears grow for children's safety.

Welwyn St Mary’s Primary School staff, governors and parents are “deeply concerned” about the speed of traffic on London Road outside the school.

The school has now sent a petition with 415 signatures to Hertfordshire Highways in a bid to lower the road’s current speed limit of 40mph.

Tenterfield School and St Michael’s Primary School are also situated close to the road and share the same road safety risks. In the petition the school recommends that traffic calming measures between the Crescent and Ottway Walk be installed.

A Welwyn St Mary’s spokesman said: “There are hundreds of children attending these schools and we consider that their safety requires the reduction of traffic speed on this section of London Road.”

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