We are a group of community volunteers in Burnley who have been using various campaigns to try to improve road safety in the Trinity area of the town. Trinity is an area which is consistently in the bottom 10% on the deprivation scale in England. The area also has a number of residential streets which are used as "rat runs" to get to and from the motorway.
We have held a "20 is plenty" roadside demonstration and that enabled us to raise enough awareness and support to lobby the County Council. As a result, the Council has added some streets to an exisitng rotation in order to receive an electronic speed sign (as seen in the photo). Those signs are a rarity in the area due to funding issues at the Council and the deprivation generally, but when they are in place it makes a huge difference to the speeding in the area. We want to increase the amount of time they are able to be deployed in the Trinity area.
Accordingly, we have decided to try to raise funds to try to pay for our own sign which can be dedicated to the area and we have been given a cost estimate of circa £2,500 and we are trying to raise this amount.