Campaigner’s delight at new speed safety signs in Aldborough

Two new speed awareness signs in a north Norfolk village are the Christmas present Dennis Bacon has had at the top of his wish-list for a decade.

Mr Bacon, 70, has been regularly attending parish council meetings as a member of the public to air his concerns about speeding vehicles through Aldborough.

But he says his requests were just met with 'a lot of humm-ing and haa-ing' until he joined the parish council as a member in May this year.

Since then he has been talking to Norfolk County Council and was thrilled when two 'Think' signs appeared on the village green last week.

'I'm over the moon - really pleased. I feel I've achieved something important. I want people to be safe in the village,' said Aldborough-born Mr Bacon.

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'The problem is that we have got tractors and lorries going through the village like maniacs and before long we're going to have one big pile-up.

'There's a very bad spot near the Black Boys pub. When people come down from Tinkers Close to cross the road to the shops, there's a blind spot and I'm surprised no-one's been hurt,' he added.

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A county council spokesman said the signs would be in place for three months. They would then go to another parish, but would return in the future.

He explained: 'They are circulated around different sites to maintain their effectiveness. They lose their impact if they stay in one place for too long.'

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