Stowey Sutton speed reduction now in place
A move to improve road safety in the Stowey Sutton community is now live following Bath & North East Somerset Council and local Parish Council joining forces to reduce the speed limit from 60 mph to 30 mph.
The issue of speeding vehicles was first raised at a Partnerships and Communities Together meeting held in July 2011. The local police beat officer also received comments from villagers that vehicles were travelling at too high a speed.
Councillor Roger Symonds (Lib-Dem, Combe Down), Cabinet Member for Transport, said, "In response to the concerns about speeding vehicles, Bath & North East Somerset Council conducted a village wide consultation. The overwhelming number of people backed a speed reduction. We have listened to these views. With the support of the Police who have agreed to enforce the new speed limit, the Council has introduced a thirty mile per hour limit. Our aim is to make highways as safe as possible for people on foot and those who use bicycles."
A combination of Council money, planning development contributions, and Parish Council cash has funded the scheme which runs from the A368 through the village of Stowey up to Stowey House Farm.
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John Eke, Stowey Sutton resident, said "We cannot stress strongly enough the value of PACT meetings. By attending our first one in an informal and easy atmosphere, we were able to register our concerns. Our local beat officer took matters in hand and by the next meeting we had had two or three meetings with him and Council traffic engineer. This was followed up by discussions with our Parish Council who provided financial assistance and there was the overwhelming support of the Stowey residents. We have nothing but praise for all the Authorities involved."
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