Police, Council and Residents Unite Against Speeders Through Burton
|Published: 28th February 2015 11:48|
Police, CWAC Wardens, Councillors and Burton Residents Association representatives got together this week, as close partners in the community, to review and look at solutions to long term concerns around the speed of vehicles travelling through the historic village of Burton.
Pictured (l-r):PC Paul Barlow, Councillor Louise Gittins, Sgt Greenhalgh, Shamen Naidu, Michael Redmond (Burton Residents Association Chair), Councillor Kay Loch and Donald Howell (Burton Community Speed Watch Lead).
Over recent years the village has seen an increase in through-traffic. Local residents requested a review of the current speed limit and assessment of future action that can be taken to discourage speeding.
The purpose of the meeting was to see first hand the traffic flow at peak times and to discuss what action can be taken long term to re-enforce the existing 30mph limit. Partners in attendance were fully aware that there is a campaign to reduce the limit to 20mph through the village, something that would require significant investment and traffic calming measures.
As it stands currently the 30mph limit is enforced by police who consistently urge drivers to take extra care through the village and respect those living in it. All those in attendance have pledged to continue to work closely over the coming months to improve the traffic flow within the 30mph zones.
Sgt Greenhalgh said: "Whilst we have Community Speed Watch run by PCSOs and volunteers in the community, the Police do also have the ability to carry out ‘speed enforcement', and those driving through the village exceeding the limits will not know if it is an advisory letter they are going to get in the post, a notification that may lead to them attending a Driver Improvement Course (at their own expense) or even court action."