Councillors asked to rule over objection to 20mph speed cut in Pensby and Thingwall (From Wirral Globe)
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Councillors asked to rule over objection to 20mph speed cut in Pensby and Thingwall
10:56am Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
A PANEL of councillors will meet tonight to consider an objection to a scheme introducing 20mph speed limits in Pensby and Thingwall.
More than 900 people signed a petition earlier this year in favour of bringing in the restriction on roads around Pensby Primary and Ladymount Primary schools.
The matter was put out for public consultation in the district.
A report to the highways panel states one letter has been from a resident who said the plan was a waste of resources when the authority is supposed to be cutting back on all costs.
The householder also believed it is “totally unnecessary and the costs involved are unacceptable for likely reduction in average speed.”
The protester added that in any case, the road surfaces were so poorly maintained that it would be impossible for motorists to drive at 30mph without causing damage to their cars.
However, council officers say the scheme will create a safer environment for children around the schools “restoring the balance between people and traffic.”
They also point out the relocation of Stanley Special School to the new Pensby Primary School site is also likely to increase the number of pedestrians in the area.
Highways representatives have met with the householder to discuss the issues raised and are recommending to councillors they should continue with implementing the reduced speed limit.
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