WATCH: School calls for lower speed limit

WATCH: School calls for lower speed limit

Published at 6:04am 9th February 2017. (Updated at 3:19pm 14th February 2017)

A Skipton school has launched a campaign to make one of the town's main roads safer.

Skipton Girls' High School on Gargrave Road has started a petition, calling for the speed limit on the road to be reduced to 20mph.

It's one of five schools and a college situated on Gargrave Road.

Headteacher Jenn Plews says she's become increasingly concerned about the congestion and volume of traffic outside the school: 


Hundreds of people have already signed the petition, which is also calling for other long-term solutions to the problem.

Mrs Plews added: "What I'm particularly pleased about is the community response to this. You get a real sense that this is something the people of Skipton have wanted for a long time, and they want it for the safety of our children and young people."

The school's Urban 20 Campaign has been launched through the road safety charity Brake. 

Gargrave Road

The school is encouraging people to support its campaign with posters and a-boards

Gargrave Road

Lisa Darvill from Stray FM investigated and talked to Jen Plews.

You can find out more about the campaign on the school's website www.northernstaracademies.org.uk/news/go20-gargrave-road-campaign/