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The Calderdale campaign for 20mph

Stepping stones day nursery children having been making scarecrows for a road safety project on busy A647 Boothtown Road.

Stepping stones day nursery children having been making scarecrows for a road safety project on busy A647 Boothtown Road.

Tots at nurseries in Boothtown are playing their part in the campaign to increase road safety in Boothtown by creating scarecrows to warn drivers about their speed.

Campaigners have fought tirelessly for tighter restrictions on the roads in the area, following a number of accidents.

Two-year-old Connor Graham was knocked down and killed by a car after leaving his nursery in August 2006 and tragedy struck last January when 25-year-old Emily Phillips was killed by speeding drivers on Boothtown Road.

Caroline Betts, Nursery Manager at Stepping Stones said: “It’s a long stretch of road and people often speed down it, but we’re hopeful that the scarecrows will encourage drivers to slow down and watch their speed.”

Caroline added that the nursery works to encourage an awareness of road safety in its children.

The idea was developed alongside Boothtown Community Centre and children at the Rainbow Care Day Nursery have also been involved in the project.

Stuart Provan, Office Manager at Rainbow Day Care, said:

“There are a lot of problems with road safety in Boothtown.

“The speed limit is 30mph on Boothtown Road, but because the road comes down from Queensbury, which has a higher speed limit further up, people don’t tend to drop their speed.

“We’re hoping that the scarecrows will have a positive impact.”

Stepping Stones Day Nursery is now under new management and will hold an open day on July 12 from 10-4pm.

 

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