Reactive speed signs installed in Spalding

Pictured beneath one of the new road speed signs are (left to right) Cllr Graham Dark, Cllr Roger Gambba-Jones, Cllr George Aley, Roger Perkins, Cllr Christie Lawton, Dean Burton SHDC Electrician, Cllr Angela Newton, Howard Johnson, James Stamp SHDC Repairs Team Leader and PC Craig Lockton. ANL-150807-132337001
Pictured beneath one of the new road speed signs are (left to right) Cllr Graham Dark, Cllr Roger Gambba-Jones, Cllr George Aley, Roger Perkins, Cllr Christie Lawton, Dean Burton SHDC Electrician, Cllr Angela Newton, Howard Johnson, James Stamp SHDC Repairs Team Leader and PC Craig Lockton. ANL-150807-132337001
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New road signs which make drivers aware of their speed have been installed in Spalding – thanks to South Holland Councillors.

Earlier this year all Spalding councillors agreed to fund reactive road speed signs through their designated member budgets.

If they make drivers more aware of their speed and the fact they are in 30mph zones then they will prove excellent investments

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones

The two ‘dot matrix’ signs light up and advise drivers of their speed to remind them that they are in 30mph zones.

The signs are powered by rechargeable batteries and attach to a bracket on a post, they are designed to be moved between different areas.

The signs will be regularly moved around busy locations including Winsover Road, Bourne Road, Monks House Lane, The Parkway, Park Road, Woolram Wygate, West Elloe Avenue, Halmer Gate, Cowbit Road, Queens Road, Pennygate and Hawthorn Bank.

Councillors decided to act after receiving complaints about speeding drivers and joined forces with Spalding PC Craig Lockton and the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership to get the signs installed.

Coun Angela Newton said: “We’re confident that the signs will make a positive difference in our communities and keep people safe on our roads.”

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones added: “If they make drivers more aware of their speed and the fact they are in 30mph zones then they will prove excellent investments.”

Coun Christine Lawton added: “This is a great way to make use of our ward budgets. The signs act as a quick and effective reminder for drivers.”

The Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership launched its Community Speed Watch initiative last year and since then over 100 community groups across the county have signed up and received similar speed signs.

As well as the re-active signs which have been bought for Spalding, six additional static signs have also been donated by Alan Hardwick, The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire.