In Bourne Road with one of the new road speed signs are (from left) Coun Graham Dark, Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, Coun George Aley, former district councillor Roger Perkins, Coun Christine Lawton, South Holland District Council electrician Dean Burton, Coun Angela Newton, former district councillor Howard Johnson, district council repairs team leader James Stamp and PC Craig Lockton. The members' budgets used were in the last financial year when Roger Perkins and Howard Johnson were councillors.

New reactive road speed signs for Spalding are portable

New reactive road signs which make drivers aware of their speed have been installed in Spalding.

Earlier this year all of the town’s district councillors agreed to fund the signs through their designated member budgets.

The two ‘dot matrix’ signs light up and advise drivers of their speed to remind them that they are in 30mph zones. They are powered by rechargeable batteries and 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
  • Hawthorn Bank

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

Coun Angela Newton (Monks House ward) 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 (Wygate) 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 (Wygate) added: “This is a great way to make use of our ward budgets. The signs act as a quick and effective reminder for drivers.”

Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership launched its Community Speed Watch initiative last year and since then more than 100 community groups across the county have signed up and received similar speed signs. As well as the re-active signs for Spalding, six additional static signs have also been donated by Alan Hardwick, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire.

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