Drivers urged to slow down

Friday Bridge School
Friday Bridge School

MOTORISTS passing through Elm and Friday Bridge on Friday morning (March 2) couldn’t fail to get the message to slow down.

It was spelt out by schoolchildren in both places, holding big placards above their heads and shouting out “Slow Down” as each car passed.

And their efforts were successful – not a single driver was clocked exceeding the limit.

The road safety exercise in the two villages was carried out by Fenland District Council’s Safer Fenland team in conjunction with the police and Speedwatch volunteers. It was the latest in a series of similar events held across the north of the district.

Several passers-by said they welcomed the campaign. In Friday Bridge, resident Lee Watkins stopped to voice his support.

In Elm, others voiced particular concern about parents who park dangerously near the school.

Fenland District Councillors Mac Cotterell, Will Sutton and Gavin Booth turned out to support the event.

The “Slow Down” campaign was launched last May to combat speeding, which is one of the problems most often highlighted by residents throughout the district.