Dervock stands against speeding

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Dervock stands against speeding thumbnailSome of those who attended the anti speeding protest outside William Pinkerton School last week are Principal Julie Philpott, School Governor Stephen Philips, Robin Swann MLA , School patrolman, James McMaster, members of the newly formed Dervock Youth As

CONCERNED residents of Dervock took to the streets last Wednesday to protest against speeding past the William Pinkerton Primary School in the village.
The protest, resulting from a social media post, was the culmination of concerns felt for some time that the current situation is an accident waiting to happen.
The group gathered outside the school around 2.30pm with placards held up for passing vehicles to see.
School Principal Julie Philpott and School Governor Stephen Philips were joined by Community Association Chairman Frankie Cunningham, Robin Swann MLA , School patrolman, James McMaster, local residents and a large number of the newly formed Dervock Youth Association (DYA) led by their Chairman, Jordan Whitfield.
Ms Philpott welcomed everyone saying she was pleased to see so much support adding that she would be sending letters to all parents/guardians in relation to the situation.
During the protest several people came forward with eye witness accounts of near misses, which was regarded by all as unacceptable.


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