'20 is Plenty' in Dorchester villages
Young pupils at a village school have backed the ‘20 is plenty’ message in a bid to encourage drivers to slow down.
Residents in the village of Melcombe Bingham expressed concerns about speeding at a parish meeting earlier this year.
Following this, Dorchester Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team held a road safety day for young pupils at Cheselbourne Village School. The children learnt how to cross roads safely, what colours are good to wear to be seen easily and what kinds of vehicles they may see on the roads around the village.
The pupils then took part in a poster making exercise with a theme of ’20 is plenty’.
Police Community Support Officer Vickie Hedges, who organised the day, said: “The day was a really positive and fun way for the children to learn about road safety and how important it is to be safe in and around the village.
“They all produced fantastic posters which showed the road safety message had really got through to them.
“The community has been really supportive and took part in a vote, along with the school, to choose two posters to be displayed around the villages of Cheselbourne, Melcombe Bingham and Dewlish.
“The winning posters are now proudly displayed around the villages to encourage drivers to slow down.”
Cheselbourne Village School Head Teacher, Mr Bob Duffin, said: "The school is grateful once again to PCSO Vickie Hedges for organising this competition and for her time spent in school getting across the important message of road safety. We hope that drivers through our villages will now observe the new signs and posters."