MOTORISTS in Stroud are being asked to slow down as they drive through the community. 

Stroud Town Council is asking drivers to take it easy as they drive through the community.

The town council has joined the '20's Plenty For Us ' campaign to encourage people to drive at 20mph.

Schools can borrow '20's Plenty' banners and people can collect wheelie bin stickers to promote the campaign in their streets.

Stroud mayor Stella Parkes said: "The many benefits of reducing speed limits are increasingly widely recognised.

"The 20mph makes it easier and safer to choose walking and cycling over car journeys for local trips and the significant reductions in air and noise pollution have a positive impact on physical health.

“Put simply 20mph makes Stroud a nicer - and healthier - place to live.”

The wheelie bin stickers, which were paid for by Gloucestershire County Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Speedwatch fund, feature a range of messages asking drivers to slow down.

They are available to the public on a first come first serve basis from the town council offices in London Road, during opening hours.

Anyone who wants a banner to use at their child's school can contact 01453 762817.