NEW speed limits introduced around Petersfield and Hampshire over the past couple of years have won awards for improvements in road safety.

Hampshire County Council and its highways contractors, Amey, have won the Road Safety Scheme Award in the 2010 Highways Magazine Excellence Awards for the Village 30 project – a scheme to reduce speed limits and enhance residents' quality of life in Hampshire villages.

Stroud, Langrish and Froxfield, all near Petersfield, were among 112 villages across Hampshire to have the limits introduced.

For full story, see this week's Petersfield Herald.