Call to expand 20mph temporary speed limit scheme for Primary Schools

Call to expand 20mph temporary speed limit scheme for Primary Schools

Alliance Upper Bann representative Eóin Tennyson

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Alliance Upper Bann representative, Councillor Eóin Tennyson, has said many local schools in Upper Bann should be included in the Department for Infrastructure’s 20mph temporary speed limit scheme, but have so far been excluded. 

He was speaking after supporting a proposal that Council write to the Department urging that all local primary schools be included for consideration. 

Councillor Tennyson said, “Stage two of the Department’s temporary 20mph speed limit scheme is currently being rolled out. This is an important step forward to make our roads safer, and I’m particularly delighted that Seagoe Primary School, St. John the Baptist’s College, St Patrick’s College and Clouangh Junior High have been included. 

“However, many other local schools have been campaigning vigorously for road safety improvements. Pupils, parents and teachers at Kings Park Primary, Tannaghmore Primary, St. Mary’s Primary School Maghery, Birches Primary School, Bridge Integrated and so many others have been calling for inclusion in the scheme since its inception.

“It is absolutely vital that these schools are including in any future rollout of the scheme. We will continue to lobby the Department to this end. In fact, it may even make sense to expand the scheme to all primary schools at certain times during the school day.” 

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