Local Children’s Poster Competition Helps to Raise Awareness Around Speeding
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PCSO Helen Holden from Mold Police Station has recently held a poster competition for pupils in Ysgold Derwenfa in Leeswood to help tackle speeding through the village. Pupils were asked to design a poster aimed at motorists to remind them of the speed limit and the dangers of speeding, particularly outside their school.
The winners of the competition; Tiana and Mia both received gift cards and will have their winning posters made into signs which will be put up around the village.
PCSO Holden said “As the local PCSO for Leeswood, I was concerned about the number of residents reporting vehicles driving in excess of the speed limit in and around the village. Leeswood is a small village but is congested in places meaning the consequences of driving at excessive speeds could be catastrophic.
As a member of the Neighbourhood Policing Team, it’s a vital part of my role to work alongside the community, and so I asked the pupils to help me raise awareness of the issue by running the poster competition. The pupils really embraced the idea - the entries were so good I couldn’t choose just one winner, so I picked two!
With the help of funding from the North Wales Police and Community Trust (PACT), the winning entries have now been made into signs which will be displayed around the village and will hopefully make drivers think twice before driving at excessive speeds.”
As well as the fantastic posters from Tiana and Mia, the Flintshire South Neighbourhood Policing Team will also be carrying out more speed checks in the village in order to deter motorists from speeding.