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Saturday, 20 December 2014

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20mph plan for two villages

A NEW 20mph speed limit looks set to be introduced through the villages of Gosforth and Haverigg.

Campaigners have long called for a reduction from the current 30 limit for both villages. And meeting tomorrow (Friday), Cumbria county councillors are being recommended to introduce the new lower limit.

The proposed reduction has been welcomed by Haverigg Primary School, who have conducted a lengthy ‘20 Is Plenty’ campaign to lower speeds and increase safety.

Pupils from the school – Melissa Fletcher, Jack Breary and Matthew Thompsett – won praise from councillors following a presentation on their campaign last year.

Semi-retired teacher at the school Chris Powell said this week: “That’s fantastic, brilliant news. It’s something that we have been campaigning for over the past four to five years and this is certainly the furthest we have ever got.”

The move comes at the end of a public consultation period into the proposals which attracted 37 responses for Gosforth (of which 29 were in support) and 22 in Haverigg (16 supportive), with critics mainly raising doubts that the limit would be properly enforced.

The council then formally proposed the change in November. It is being brought before tomorrow’s meeting for a final decision.

Have your say

I agree with Dom Inoes. The volume and speed of traffic through beckermet is appalling. Sellafield workers treat the road like a wacky racers track. I have been forced into the embankment several times by impatient and selfish drivers, who have no reason to go through the village. Just because it says 30, doesn't mean you have to do it. Or worse, ignore it!

Posted by Arthur N E Buscuits on 29 January 2013 at 21:30

WHAT ABOUT BECKERMET WITH ALL THE SPEEDING SELLAFIELD WORKERS TWICE A DAY FOR 2 HOURS EACH TIME ? ? ? ? ?

Posted by Dom Inoes on 29 January 2013 at 11:12

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