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A PROPOSAL to ensure that any council road outside a school has a speed limit of 20mph was given the green light by cabinet.

A notice of motion calling for speed limits outside Pembrokeshire’s school was made by Cllr Aaron Carey and was referred to the Schools and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Committee for consideration on September 26.

The committee recommended to cabinet that where certain criteria is met, and where other special measures are not already  in place to mitigate risk, the policy of 20mph zones be accepted.

A report to scrutiny identified 11 schools without traffic measures outside, including Llangwm’s new school, Broad Haven School, Cosheston VC School, Puncheston Community Primary School / Ysgol Casmael, Wolfscastle Community Primary School / Ysgol Cas-blaidd and  Ysgol Llanychllwydog.

Letterston, Monkton,  and Ysgol y Frenni and Ysgol y Preseli in Crymych are included in this year’s programme for 20mph zones and pedestrian safety improvements are planned for Mary Immaculate.

Cabinet noted that it could cost around £560,000 to install traffic calming measures at the schools identified or £270,000 to put up speed limit signs, which do not guarantee drivers will comply.

Attempts to secure funding will be made to carry out the work as soon as possible.

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