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Slow down: Stroud Town Council launch road safety campaign

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Stroud Town Council is asking drivers to take it easy as they drive through the community.

The Town Council has joined the ’20’s Plenty For Us ‘ campaign to encourage people to drive 20mph.

Schools can borrow ’20’s Plenty’ banners and people can collect wheelie bin stickers to promote the campaign in their streets.

“The many benefits of reducing speed limits are increasingly widely recognised,” says Stroud Mayor Stella Parkes.

“The 20mph makes it easier and safer to choose walking and cycling over car journeys for local trips and the significant reductions in air and noise pollution have a positive impact on physical health.

“Put simply 20mph makes Stroud a nicer – and healthier – place to live.”

More than 600 groups have signed up to the ’20’s Plenty for Us’ campaign to make cities, towns and villages around the world better places to be. Reductions in road rage, increased daily exercise, less fear and loneliness, and better-quality sleep from reduced noise levels bring mental health improvements.

If you would like a banner to use at your child’s school please contact 01453 762817.

The wheelie bin stickers, which were paid for by Gloucestershire County Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Speedwatch fund, feature a range of messages asking drivers to slow down.
They are available to the public on a first come first serve basis from the Town Council offices in Thanet House, London Road, during opening hours.

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