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Weston Hills Primary gets help from MP and Chief Constable to stamp out speeding problem




Pupil-power has sparked action on speeding near Weston Hills Primary School after youngsters wrote letters to MP Sir John Hayes.

The MP passed details of one pupil's concerns to Chief Constable Bill Skelly and now the school has had a visit from Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP).

LRSP spokesman John Siddle said: "We and the wider policing community are delighted that these young people have had the presence of mind to address what is probably one of the most dangerous things members of the public face on a daily basis - speeding drivers.

Weston Hills pupils with their replies from MP Sir Hayes after they raised concerns including road safety.
Weston Hills pupils with their replies from MP Sir Hayes after they raised concerns including road safety.

"We congratulate the school and pupils for taking such a proactive stance and making their community safer for all."

LRSP's data collector/analyst John Wise has already visited the school. Data he collects will providean accurate picture of when, where and what size of vehicles are potentially offending so neighbourhood policing teams, safer roads teams or LRSP enforcement teams can address the problem.

Mr Siddle said: "The local Community Speed Watch team are also involved and will be carrying out speed checks in the area."

Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership's data collector/analyst John Wise visiting Weston Hills Primary School
Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership's data collector/analyst John Wise visiting Weston Hills Primary School

Headteacher Jane Fitzgerald said: “We are very proud that we have pupils who not only care about their world and the community they live in, but are willing to take action to improve things.”

Among other issues raised by pupils in their letters to the MP were plastic pollution, deforestation, Brexit, animal welfare and gun crime.

Mrs Fitzgerald said: “The children were delighted to receive replies from Sir John, who thanked them for their well written letters and gave detailed responses on how these issues were currently being addressed by the Government.”

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