Bin stickers urge drivers to go slower

WHEELIE bin stickers are a weapon against speeding motorists in an area of Bognor Regis.

The 20mph signs to be used on the refuse containers to urge motorists to slow down as they drive along Frith Road and Pevensey Road.

Cllr Roger Nash (L, Pevensey) said: “Local residents have taken it upon themselves to get something done.

“One of the things is to try to get some money from Bellway Homes who are building on the former community college site to create a safe crossing point.

“There are lots of children going to The Regis School and Southway Primary School whose parents will not let their children go because there is nowhere safe for them to cross.”

The stickers resulted from working with West Sussex County Council principal community officer Greg Merrett, he said.

“But these things take time. They don’t happen overnight. We know that,” said Cllr Nash at Monday’s meeting of Bognor Regis Town Council.

Mr Merrett said campaigning residents were often successful in persuading drivers to slow down because the motorists could come from the neighbourhood.

The residents’ campaign was reported in the Observer.