Kewstoke residents to have their say on road calming measures

RESIDENTS in Kewstoke will be able to have their say next week on how to stop vehicles using their village as a rat run.

RESIDENTS in Kewstoke will be able to have their say next week on how to stop vehicles using their village as a 'rat run.'

The parish council is holding a consultation to discuss introducing traffic calming measures in the area including a 20mph speed limit.

Members have become increasingly concerned that North Somerset Council will decide not to reintroduce fees on the toll road and is searching for another way to ease congestion and speeding through Kewstoke.

Local authority officers representing the highways department came up with the idea to narrow the road where Crookes Lane meets Kewstoke Road and also above Anson Road heading towards Kewstoke.


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The plans include blanketing Kewstoke with a 20mph speed limit and banning HGVs and buses from parts of Kewstoke Road and along Sand Road from Queens Way.

The parish council now wants to ask villagers how they feel about the plans.

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The consultation will be held in the village hall off Crookes Lane from 3-9pm on Monday.

Clerk Colin Hill, said: "The parish council wants a clear mandate to proceed one way or another. Nothing else will do so it is vital that the village turns out in force.

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