Campaigners’ fight to reduce speed limit

PUBLISHED: 13:00 04 December 2010

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NEARLY 150 signatures have been collected by people living on a Weston estate who are campaigning for a reduction in the speed limit.

Members of Coronation Residents’ Association (CORA) say they are pleased with the response to their crusade and are hopeful that North Somerset Council will listen to their concerns.

CORA is urging the council to reduce the speed limit from 30 to 20mph inline with the Bournville estate.

Simon Kerrigan, CORA chairman, said: “We are very happy with how many signatures we have collected, not only from people living on the estate but those who go shopping here or cut through the estate to access the schools.”

Members of the group say the current 30mph limit is too fast for the estate and they are worried that if the speed is not reduced someone could be seriously hurt or killed.

South Ward Councillor Ian Parker is due to present the petition to highway chiefs at the council today (Thur) along with a letter from Oldmixon Residents’ Association which is also urging the authority to reduce the limit on its estate.

If the council agrees with the campaigners it could either make the estates a 20mph limit, which would cost around £12,000, or a 20mph zone, which would cost around £75,000.

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