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Tommy Kenny

On 28th April 2007 our adorable son Tommy was enjoying a normal Saturday evening, doing a normal thing like being dropped off to Nanny and Grandad’s but later that evening our beautiful boy was tragically taken from us. That fateful night Tommy was hit by a car at a traffic light crossing in Brook Road, Borehamwood. He sadly died later that night in hospital of multiple traumatic injuries.

Tommy’s parents, Lynsey and Lloyd said “Our world and lives as a family have stopped and every day is a struggle to live without our son. Tommy also has a little brother, Alfie, grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins and friends whose hearts have been torn in two by losing him in such an awful and horrific way. We would like to take this opportunity to personally thank everyone within the community who have left floral and football tributes and kind words. You have all comforted us immensely.”

Almost immediately we erected our own signs in memory of Tommy at the accident spot in Brook Road to which we have had an enormous amount of positive feedback. Many saying how poignant they are and how they make drivers stop and think of the speed they are driving. We as a family would not wish this pain and suffering of losing a child on anyone and this is why we are setting up our own campaign, using the ‘Slow Down For Tommy’ signs as our logo.

Our campaign will consist of petitions to reduce speed limits from 30mph to 20mph in all school and park roads, neighbourhood questionnaires and road safety talks to become mandatory in schools, nurseries etc. Tommy’s aunt, Michelle Kirby states “statistics show that the slower a car is going the more chance the person has of surviving. Losing Tommy is a pain I cannot describe and I am going to take it on personally to fight as hard as I can to make roads safer for all pedestrians especially children, in particular Brook Road.”

We are delighted to have the support of the local MP, James Clappison and are due to meet with him soon. We have also contacted the road safety charity, BRAKE who will also give us help and advice with our campaign.

We would appreciate as much support and signatures on our petitions as possible and hope that we can work together to make our roads safer for our children.

Thank you for visiting Slow Down For Tommy.