CEMEX Dove Holes Quarry has supported the local Police, Dove Holes C of E Primary School and local Councillors to help boost safety and slow down motorists through their village. This comes after a Dove Holes resident, Leanne Wild, began a ‘20 is Plenty’ campaign to encourage motorists to slow down to 20mph when driving along the A6, particularly at school drop off and pick up times.
PCSO, Karen Green, from the village’s Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We are in the very early days of our ‘20 is Plenty’ campaign but Leanne has done a brilliant job. CEMEX UK has offered fantastic support and sponsorship for the project, funding high visibility vests for the whole of Dove Holes Primary School and future signage outside of the school.”
Hayden Gill, Production Manager at CEMEX, added: “We were approached by Councillor Perkins to sponsor and support our local school with their speed project and we were more than happy to help. A lot of our trucks leave the Quarry so we have been educating our drivers about supporting the project and observing the 20mph at school hours, along with putting up signs around the Quarry.”
Councillor Jim Perkins said: “I would like to thank CEMEX very much for their sponsorship and support with the campaign. In my six years as a Councillor this has been the simplest to arrange. One phone call was made to CEMEX and they agreed to support and fund the jackets and signposts without any hesitation.”