20mph signs to be put in near school

Echo: 20mph signs to be put in near school 20mph signs to be put in near school

COUNCILLORS are celebrating after plans to introduce 20mph speed signs on a busy stretch of road outside a school were approved.

Flashing advisory speed limit signs will be put up outside Kingston Primary School, in Church Road, Thundersley, after a four-year campaign, which has seen kids at the school install advisory signs in a bid to slow down drivers.

The work, which will cost about £7,500, was approved by Castle Point Local Highways Panel last week and Essex County Council has confirmed it will be completed by the end of the week.

Signs have already been introduced at Holy Family Catholic Primary School and Kents Hill Infants and Juniors, in Kents Hill Road, with Robert Drake Primary School next in line.

Colin Riley, Conservative councillor responsible for environment and street scene, has been working alongside fellow councillor Bill Dick for a number of years to get the plans passed.

He said: “This is great news for children at the school and parents as well. We have had concerns for a while.

“We want this at as many schools as possible.”

The scheme will see two flashing signs on Church Road and a sign in each of the two adjoining side roads.

Ray Howard, chairman of the Highways Panel at Castle Point, said he was pleased the plans had been approved.

He added: “The fact of the matter is speed kills.

“Outside schools it is so important that speed is restricted and we mustn’t have a situation where speed is the cause of a fatality or a serious injury.

“Therefore, I welcome the introduction of speed signs and people must realise they are going past a school.”

An Essex County Council spokesman said: “An advisory 20mph speed limit in the form of flashing signs, as approved by the Local Highways Panel, will be placed in the vicinity of the school.

“This will alert motorists that an advised 20mph should be adhered to in this location. The works are scheduled to be completed by the end of February.”

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7:45am Thu 27 Feb 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

i would have thought every school needs this 20mph limit outside.
i would have thought every school needs this 20mph limit outside. DogsMessInLeigh
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7:57am Thu 27 Feb 14

wickford-warrior says...

£7,500 and completed in a week, shop around Essex Highways !!
Surely it does cost that for a few signs, some led lights and paint !!
£7,500 and completed in a week, shop around Essex Highways !! Surely it does cost that for a few signs, some led lights and paint !! wickford-warrior
  • Score: 6

8:33am Thu 27 Feb 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

You will need to enforce it as well. Just putting the signs there will not stop Mr and Mrs Toad.
You will need to enforce it as well. Just putting the signs there will not stop Mr and Mrs Toad. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 2

8:42am Thu 27 Feb 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Keptquiettillnow wrote:
You will need to enforce it as well. Just putting the signs there will not stop Mr and Mrs Toad.
yes theres always a few Mr or Mrs Toads ...rushing to get somewhere at school times, and some are parents.!!
[quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: You will need to enforce it as well. Just putting the signs there will not stop Mr and Mrs Toad.[/p][/quote]yes theres always a few Mr or Mrs Toads ...rushing to get somewhere at school times, and some are parents.!! DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 6

10:17am Thu 27 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

No parking for a mile either side of the school should be implemented too. If this school is like most others the most danger is from parents parking and making it dangerous for any kids trying to cross the road between the parked cars
No parking for a mile either side of the school should be implemented too. If this school is like most others the most danger is from parents parking and making it dangerous for any kids trying to cross the road between the parked cars Howard Cháse
  • Score: 8

10:30am Thu 27 Feb 14

Barry Bas says...

Keptquiettillnow wrote:
You will need to enforce it as well. Just putting the signs there will not stop Mr and Mrs Toad.
Can it be enforced though, in the story it says it is an advisory limit, surely it would have to be a mandatory limit to be able to be able to bring action against people breaking it.
[quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: You will need to enforce it as well. Just putting the signs there will not stop Mr and Mrs Toad.[/p][/quote]Can it be enforced though, in the story it says it is an advisory limit, surely it would have to be a mandatory limit to be able to be able to bring action against people breaking it. Barry Bas
  • Score: 6

11:10am Thu 27 Feb 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Anything which safe guards the children, has to be good.
Anything which safe guards the children, has to be good. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -3

11:13am Thu 27 Feb 14

Prolific__Shoplifter says...

Speed signs don't mean nothing to me. Infact the ones that flash up the speed your going, I actually speed up to see how fast I can make it flash. 59 is my record so far!
Speed signs don't mean nothing to me. Infact the ones that flash up the speed your going, I actually speed up to see how fast I can make it flash. 59 is my record so far! Prolific__Shoplifter
  • Score: -2

11:35am Thu 27 Feb 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Prolific__Shoplifter wrote:
Speed signs don't mean nothing to me. Infact the ones that flash up the speed your going, I actually speed up to see how fast I can make it flash. 59 is my record so far!
Thats good, as they are linked to the average speed cameras, enjoy getting some points/ban soon.
[quote][p][bold]Prolific__Shoplifter[/bold] wrote: Speed signs don't mean nothing to me. Infact the ones that flash up the speed your going, I actually speed up to see how fast I can make it flash. 59 is my record so far![/p][/quote]Thats good, as they are linked to the average speed cameras, enjoy getting some points/ban soon. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -4

11:56am Thu 27 Feb 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Barry Bas wrote:
Keptquiettillnow wrote: You will need to enforce it as well. Just putting the signs there will not stop Mr and Mrs Toad.
Can it be enforced though, in the story it says it is an advisory limit, surely it would have to be a mandatory limit to be able to be able to bring action against people breaking it.
The police are not interested in 20mph zones and have no resources to enforce them.
The best thing would have been to put speed cameras at either end of the 20mph zone, but that would have cost a bit more than £7000
[quote][p][bold]Barry Bas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: You will need to enforce it as well. Just putting the signs there will not stop Mr and Mrs Toad.[/p][/quote]Can it be enforced though, in the story it says it is an advisory limit, surely it would have to be a mandatory limit to be able to be able to bring action against people breaking it.[/p][/quote]The police are not interested in 20mph zones and have no resources to enforce them. The best thing would have been to put speed cameras at either end of the 20mph zone, but that would have cost a bit more than £7000 Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 2

4:06pm Thu 27 Feb 14

scrounger‎ says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Prolific__Shoplifter wrote:
Speed signs don't mean nothing to me. Infact the ones that flash up the speed your going, I actually speed up to see how fast I can make it flash. 59 is my record so far!
Thats good, as they are linked to the average speed cameras, enjoy getting some points/ban soon.
If he has a licence to put them on.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prolific__Shoplifter[/bold] wrote: Speed signs don't mean nothing to me. Infact the ones that flash up the speed your going, I actually speed up to see how fast I can make it flash. 59 is my record so far![/p][/quote]Thats good, as they are linked to the average speed cameras, enjoy getting some points/ban soon.[/p][/quote]If he has a licence to put them on. scrounger‎
  • Score: 0

4:29pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Prolific__Shoplifter says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Prolific__Shoplifter wrote:
Speed signs don't mean nothing to me. Infact the ones that flash up the speed your going, I actually speed up to see how fast I can make it flash. 59 is my record so far!
Thats good, as they are linked to the average speed cameras, enjoy getting some points/ban soon.
No they are not.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prolific__Shoplifter[/bold] wrote: Speed signs don't mean nothing to me. Infact the ones that flash up the speed your going, I actually speed up to see how fast I can make it flash. 59 is my record so far![/p][/quote]Thats good, as they are linked to the average speed cameras, enjoy getting some points/ban soon.[/p][/quote]No they are not. Prolific__Shoplifter
  • Score: 1

10:21pm Thu 27 Feb 14

emcee says...

"...an advised 20mph should be adhered to..."
Advised? Not compulsory then, just "advised"?
"...an advised 20mph should be adhered to..." Advised? Not compulsory then, just "advised"? emcee
  • Score: 1

11:46pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

Prolific__Shoplifter wrote:
Speed signs don't mean nothing to me. Infact the ones that flash up the speed your going, I actually speed up to see how fast I can make it flash. 59 is my record so far!
"Speed signs don't mean ANYTHING" not "nothing".

As for speeding up, presumably you are doing this outside schools.

What's your ultimate goal, to kill somebody? A child perhaps.

What you really need to do is take your car to the edge of Beachy Head in Sussex and accelerate over the edge.

Then we wouldn't have to put up with reading your sh1t any more.

You really are, as Blackadder said, as thick as two short planks glued together with stupid glue.
[quote][p][bold]Prolific__Shoplifter[/bold] wrote: Speed signs don't mean nothing to me. Infact the ones that flash up the speed your going, I actually speed up to see how fast I can make it flash. 59 is my record so far![/p][/quote]"Speed signs don't mean ANYTHING" not "nothing". As for speeding up, presumably you are doing this outside schools. What's your ultimate goal, to kill somebody? A child perhaps. What you really need to do is take your car to the edge of Beachy Head in Sussex and accelerate over the edge. Then we wouldn't have to put up with reading your sh1t any more. You really are, as Blackadder said, as thick as two short planks glued together with stupid glue. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

11:48pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

Honestly Echo, the quality of guttersnipe you are allowing on this website is astoundingly appalling, given the comment I've quoted above.
Honestly Echo, the quality of guttersnipe you are allowing on this website is astoundingly appalling, given the comment I've quoted above. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 0

12:23pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Prolific__Shoplifter says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Prolific__Shoplifter wrote:
Speed signs don't mean nothing to me. Infact the ones that flash up the speed your going, I actually speed up to see how fast I can make it flash. 59 is my record so far!
"Speed signs don't mean ANYTHING" not "nothing".

As for speeding up, presumably you are doing this outside schools.

What's your ultimate goal, to kill somebody? A child perhaps.

What you really need to do is take your car to the edge of Beachy Head in Sussex and accelerate over the edge.

Then we wouldn't have to put up with reading your sh1t any more.

You really are, as Blackadder said, as thick as two short planks glued together with stupid glue.
It weren't outside a school, it was near one though. So that's fine in my eyes. Plus encouraging suicide on a internet site? Your basically supporting your own argument when you said a couple weeks ago the Internet is the reason why people commit suicide and land up dying through doing stupid things. It's people like you Gandy that make people die. Your account certainly needs to be considered for a ban because I believe you'r breaching the site rules.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prolific__Shoplifter[/bold] wrote: Speed signs don't mean nothing to me. Infact the ones that flash up the speed your going, I actually speed up to see how fast I can make it flash. 59 is my record so far![/p][/quote]"Speed signs don't mean ANYTHING" not "nothing". As for speeding up, presumably you are doing this outside schools. What's your ultimate goal, to kill somebody? A child perhaps. What you really need to do is take your car to the edge of Beachy Head in Sussex and accelerate over the edge. Then we wouldn't have to put up with reading your sh1t any more. You really are, as Blackadder said, as thick as two short planks glued together with stupid glue.[/p][/quote]It weren't outside a school, it was near one though. So that's fine in my eyes. Plus encouraging suicide on a internet site? Your basically supporting your own argument when you said a couple weeks ago the Internet is the reason why people commit suicide and land up dying through doing stupid things. It's people like you Gandy that make people die. Your account certainly needs to be considered for a ban because I believe you'r breaching the site rules. Prolific__Shoplifter
  • Score: 0

12:26pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Prolific__Shoplifter says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Prolific__Shoplifter wrote:
Speed signs don't mean nothing to me. Infact the ones that flash up the speed your going, I actually speed up to see how fast I can make it flash. 59 is my record so far!
"Speed signs don't mean ANYTHING" not "nothing".

As for speeding up, presumably you are doing this outside schools.

What's your ultimate goal, to kill somebody? A child perhaps.

What you really need to do is take your car to the edge of Beachy Head in Sussex and accelerate over the edge.

Then we wouldn't have to put up with reading your sh1t any more.

You really are, as Blackadder said, as thick as two short planks glued together with stupid glue.
Oh and I shoplifted in Sainsburys Rayleigh yesterday. So when your doing your shopping and filling up your trolley, just think your paying extra because of me ;)
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prolific__Shoplifter[/bold] wrote: Speed signs don't mean nothing to me. Infact the ones that flash up the speed your going, I actually speed up to see how fast I can make it flash. 59 is my record so far![/p][/quote]"Speed signs don't mean ANYTHING" not "nothing". As for speeding up, presumably you are doing this outside schools. What's your ultimate goal, to kill somebody? A child perhaps. What you really need to do is take your car to the edge of Beachy Head in Sussex and accelerate over the edge. Then we wouldn't have to put up with reading your sh1t any more. You really are, as Blackadder said, as thick as two short planks glued together with stupid glue.[/p][/quote]Oh and I shoplifted in Sainsburys Rayleigh yesterday. So when your doing your shopping and filling up your trolley, just think your paying extra because of me ;) Prolific__Shoplifter
  • Score: 0

2:47pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Eric the Red says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Honestly Echo, the quality of guttersnipe you are allowing on this website is astoundingly appalling, given the comment I've quoted above.
He's just an infantile wind-up troll. Ignore him.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Honestly Echo, the quality of guttersnipe you are allowing on this website is astoundingly appalling, given the comment I've quoted above.[/p][/quote]He's just an infantile wind-up troll. Ignore him. Eric the Red
  • Score: 1

3:31pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Prolific__Shoplifter says...

Eric the Red wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Honestly Echo, the quality of guttersnipe you are allowing on this website is astoundingly appalling, given the comment I've quoted above.
He's just an infantile wind-up troll. Ignore him.
Where did you get that from? Everything Im saying is true.
[quote][p][bold]Eric the Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Honestly Echo, the quality of guttersnipe you are allowing on this website is astoundingly appalling, given the comment I've quoted above.[/p][/quote]He's just an infantile wind-up troll. Ignore him.[/p][/quote]Where did you get that from? Everything Im saying is true. Prolific__Shoplifter
  • Score: -1

4:29pm Fri 28 Feb 14

jolllyboy says...

Having heard on the radio this morning the police chief say that PCSOs were useful to move parents on when parked on the zig zags outside schools I feel 20 mph is rubbish we need parents to be fined for breaking the law. This is the whole prob with the law - its like a child - if you let them get away with the small things they move on to the bigger.
Having heard on the radio this morning the police chief say that PCSOs were useful to move parents on when parked on the zig zags outside schools I feel 20 mph is rubbish we need parents to be fined for breaking the law. This is the whole prob with the law - its like a child - if you let them get away with the small things they move on to the bigger. jolllyboy
  • Score: 3

4:58pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Prolific__Shoplifter says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Having heard on the radio this morning the police chief say that PCSOs were useful to move parents on when parked on the zig zags outside schools I feel 20 mph is rubbish we need parents to be fined for breaking the law. This is the whole prob with the law - its like a child - if you let them get away with the small things they move on to the bigger.
If a PCSO tried to move me on I would just laugh at them. They are a drain on the tax payer and serve about as much purpose as a McFlurry lid.
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Having heard on the radio this morning the police chief say that PCSOs were useful to move parents on when parked on the zig zags outside schools I feel 20 mph is rubbish we need parents to be fined for breaking the law. This is the whole prob with the law - its like a child - if you let them get away with the small things they move on to the bigger.[/p][/quote]If a PCSO tried to move me on I would just laugh at them. They are a drain on the tax payer and serve about as much purpose as a McFlurry lid. Prolific__Shoplifter
  • Score: -1

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