Freddie’s winning road safety poster to go up in Wilburton to encourage motorists to slow down

Cambridgeshire County Council Traffic Manager Sonia Hansen, Wilburton Church of England School headt

Cambridgeshire County Council Traffic Manager Sonia Hansen, Wilburton Church of England School headteacher Jenny Bone, competition winner Freddie Axton and County Councillor for Haddenham Bill Hunt. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A poster designed by a pupil from Wilburton Church of England School has been picked to go up around the village in a bid to get motorists to slow down.

Freddie Axton's winning road safety poster design. Photos: Steve Williams.

Freddie Axton's winning road safety poster design. Photos: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Wilburton has seen a number of traffic related accidents in recent years, and a competition started by Cambridgeshire County Council encouraged the pupils at the school to get creative and produce a road safety poster.

Goody bags were awarded to six runner-ups, but the award for the best poster went to Freddie Axton, who was presented with a £25 book voucher by Haddenham County Councillor Bill Hunt and Cambridgeshire County Council Traffic Manager Sonia Hansen.

As well as receiving a voucher, Freddie’s poster design will be incorporated into sets of gates which are due to be erected around the village which aim to reduce traffic in the area.

Cllr Hunt said: “The danger on the roads is particularly bad for children so it’s great that the pupils at the school have got involved.”