Villagers determined to stop speeding

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Louise Pallister with two-year-old Rylee next to the 30mph sign Louise Pallister with two-year-old Rylee next to the 30mph sign

From meetings with MPs to the use of speed guns, villagers say they are trying to combat speeding on their local roads before someone gets badly injured or killed.

Louise Pallister, 35, of The Street, Latchingdon, has a 30mph sign directly outside her front door.

She said: “There is no way on God’s earth that half the cars coming through the village are driving at 30mph."

Tollesbury villagers are also calling for action after an accident involving a young child in April.

They want a crossing outside the school, manned by voluntary lollipop men or women.

Althorne Parish Council wants to extend the 30mph speed limit in Althorne, where the limits go from 50mph to 40mph, then 30mph before going back up.

Essex County Council has so far refused but Paul Burgess said members will continue to press for change.

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1:53pm Thu 29 May 14

Jack222 says...

If they are speeding already then there is no point in lowering the speed limit.
If they are speeding already then there is no point in lowering the speed limit. Jack222
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9:19pm Thu 29 May 14

SandyR says...

So following that logic, there are murderers out there and a hefty prison sentence, but people still murder, so it's a waste of time enforcing the law. Mind you, your enthusiasm for building more houses should solve the problem. You'd be lucky to exceed 10mph in the inevitable congestion.
So following that logic, there are murderers out there and a hefty prison sentence, but people still murder, so it's a waste of time enforcing the law. Mind you, your enthusiasm for building more houses should solve the problem. You'd be lucky to exceed 10mph in the inevitable congestion. SandyR
  • Score: 4

6:08am Fri 30 May 14

OnlyMeee says...

And in other news....

Unemployment figures have fallen dramatically due to the increase in demand for men or women to walk in front of vehicles carrying a warning flag...
And in other news.... Unemployment figures have fallen dramatically due to the increase in demand for men or women to walk in front of vehicles carrying a warning flag... OnlyMeee
  • Score: 1

10:08am Fri 30 May 14

Latchingdon says...

Stick a speed camera in! job done!
Stick a speed camera in! job done! Latchingdon
  • Score: 0

8:45am Sun 1 Jun 14

e5mitch says...

Latchingdon wrote:
Stick a speed camera in! job done!
They won't do that as there's not enough revenue to be raised.
[quote][p][bold]Latchingdon[/bold] wrote: Stick a speed camera in! job done![/p][/quote]They won't do that as there's not enough revenue to be raised. e5mitch
  • Score: 1

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