Drivers on new Shrewsbury estate urged to slow down thanks to Sam’s artwork

By Aimee Jones | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

A Shrewsbury boy has won a competition to design a newly installed speed sign at a housing development.

Sam Varley wih the new sign

Sam Varley's artwork is now on display for everyone to see at the town's Barratt Homes Bowbrook Meadows estate.

The eight-year-old was awarded a £25 National Book Token as a prize for his creative efforts, with his design including a sloth hanging from a tree, encouraging drivers on the road to follow its mellow mood and slow down for oncoming pedestrians.

Sam said: “I was so excited to see my sign for the first time and I have been telling everyone at school about it, as I want everyone to go and see it. The cars are going too fast and I want the sloth to slow them down."

Graydon Worthing, sales director at Barratt Homes West Midlands, said: “It’s important for our developments to be a safe community for residents, especially those with little ones.

“We are delighted that we were able to get the children at our development involved in such a fun and important competition, with a sign that will hopefully keep the area safe.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to Sam for designing such a wonderful sign for the development and it was a pleasure to invite him to see the sign for the first time.”

Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and South Shropshire.


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