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

PUBLISHED: 17:28 20 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:28 20 November 2015

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.

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.

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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.

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.”


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