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Students design speed awareness signs for Telford

7 March 2016
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Children from a local Telford school have been using their creativity to design speed safety signs for the Telford Millennium Community (TMC).

The competition, organised by the Telford Millennium Community Trust, aimed to produce a speed awareness sign for the TMC estate, as well as educate Meadows Primary School pupils on the importance of road safety.

The winning TMC road safety sign

Nine year old Megan Houlston’s winning poster, titled ‘Keeping the Millennium Village Safe’, caught the judges’ eyes with its design of a speedometer safe arrow sign stuck at 20mph. Megan won £20 of high street vouchers, as well as the honour of her design being installed onto a sign at the entrance to the estate.

Runners up Grace Church aged nine, and Shannon Muir aged ten, were also awarded with £10 of vouchers each.

Megan commented: “I am really pleased to have won and I hope it helps to keep the roads safe.”

What is the Telford Millennium Community?

One of seven millennium communities across the UK, the TMC manages over 400 homes with a mix of social and affordable rent housing, shared ownership and the recently opened £12 million Rose Manor Extra Care scheme and Oleander House supported living accommodation.

The Telford Millennium Community Trust, who help shape the community and ensure residents have their say about the estate, is formed by Sanctuary Housing, Ketley Parish Council, Taylor Wimpey and elected residents.