It was lovely to see everyone back at school today. Our P7s in their red sweatshirts and our P1s in their new school uniforms. We welcomed lots of new pupils to our school today and enjoyed seeing all our friends🙂
From Sunday 31 July, the legal speed limit in streets across much of Edinburgh’s city centre and rural west area went down to 20mph, the first phase in a planned rollout of lower speeds across the Capital.
The new speed limits are designed to increase safety for all road users in Edinburgh as well as creating a calmer, more people-friendly environment in shopping and residential streets. A network of key arterial roads across the city will be retained at 30mph and 40mph, resulting in a modest impact on journey times overall.
Our phased 20mph rollout between now and early 2018 brings to fruition many years of planning and public consultation and the network has been designed in line with robust criteria in partnership with key stakeholders such as Police Scotland and Lothian Buses.
Police Scotland will enforce the new limit, focusing on areas where particularly high levels of contraventions are recorded. Anyone caught breaching the limit risks a £100 fixed penalty and three penalty points on their licence.
We have long recognised that a majority of city residents want to see speed limits reduced in the city centre, around residential areas and in busy shopping streets.
Phase 1 ‘go live’ marks the start of sharing these benefits right across the Capital. Further information and a detailed map of the 20mph network is available at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/20mph or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/edin20mph.
We are looking forward to welcoming our staff, pupils and families back to Tollcross Primary after the summer holidays. We hope everyone had a lovely holiday and is ready to start the new term. Staff will be back at Tollcross on Monday 15th August to get ready to welcome our pupils back on Wednesday 17th August. A special welcome to our new members of staff and our new Primary 1 pupils, we know you will be very happy working and learning at Tollcross🙂
Happy holidays to all our Tollcross pupils, parents, carers and friends. We will see you back at Tollcross Primary on Wednesday 17 August 2016. Have a safe and happy summer ♥
Good luck to all our lovely P7s, have a brilliant summer and a great time at high school !