Measures to improve safety are being introduced outside Sheringham High School following an accident last November in which a child was injured.

The speed limit outside the school has been cut and flashing warning signs have been installed. 

Pupils are being given road safety improvements and bus stops will be moved further apart, with the aim of easing congestion on the road. There are also plans to widen the pavement. 

Councillor Graham Plant, Norfolk County Council’s cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, said: “Following a tragic accident on Holt Road late last year, we set out to work with our partners to make the area outside Sheringham High School safer for children attending the school. 

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“We’ve already introduced a 20mph school time speed limit, funded by councillor Judy Oliver’s Local Member Fund, and our road safety team are working with the school to deliver road safety courses this autumn.

“We’re grateful to all those involved, including Sheringham High School, Duncan Baker and Sheringham Town Council, for their work, including plans to relocate the school’s pedestrian entrance and identifying new locations for speed awareness signs in the area.

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“Our thoughts remain with the child who was injured last November and their family.

"To ensure we do everything possible to avoid future incidents, we will also be carrying out a formal pedestrian crossing assessment next year to identify any further works that could improve safety outside the school.”

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Mr Baker added: “There was clearly an issue with safety on Holt Road, which will hopefully now be alleviated.

"A big thank you to Sheringham High School, councillor Judy Oliver, and everyone involved in ensuring that road safety is, and remains, a number one priority in Sheringham.”