30mph signs introduced in village after parked cars hit

This car was written off when another car struck it in South Street, Tillingham, in December

This car was written off when another car struck it in South Street, Tillingham, in December

First published in Local News by , Reporter

Signs emphasising a village’s speed will be introduced after parked cars were written off.

Tillingham parish councillors wanted road markings reinforcing the 30mph speed limit to be painted at the entrances to the village to slow people down.

Parish councillor Ray Keane, a builder, called for the signs over concerns that a serious accident may occur because of speeding cars.

He said: “We have a situation in the village where speeding happens a lot and it has got to be stopped.

“We have asked for the 30mph signs just to really tell people to slow down.

“Personally I would like the village to be policed a lot more, police presence is virtually non-existent in the village."

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9:09am Fri 10 Jan 14

Grumpy36 says...

Oh Please.....I have never been able to drive through Tillingham at more that 20mph - mainly due to the state of some peoples parking!!

Talk about a knee-jerk reaction to one incident!!
Oh Please.....I have never been able to drive through Tillingham at more that 20mph - mainly due to the state of some peoples parking!! Talk about a knee-jerk reaction to one incident!! Grumpy36
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10:09am Fri 10 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

Agreed; over reaction

So how would police slow a speeding car? Jump out in front of it?

AS I remember the original incident - because a person insisted on parking their car immediately outside their house they made a chicane - that is the cars were happily driving down one side of the road then the car appears in front of them so they have to swerve to the other side of the road. And this time a person didnt make the swerve. Now, if the person who parked the car had been sensible and parked on the same side of the road as everyone else...
Agreed; over reaction So how would police slow a speeding car? Jump out in front of it? AS I remember the original incident - because a person insisted on parking their car immediately outside their house they made a chicane - that is the cars were happily driving down one side of the road then the car appears in front of them so they have to swerve to the other side of the road. And this time a person didnt make the swerve. Now, if the person who parked the car had been sensible and parked on the same side of the road as everyone else... Jack222
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12:15pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Grumpy36 says...

Jack 222 - what an excellent point.
The person who's car was hit - this was the same person who insisted on blocking his neighbours driveway until the neighbour got fed up and smashed all his car windows - was reported in the standard last summer.

I think he may need to re-evaluate his standard of parking!!
Jack 222 - what an excellent point. The person who's car was hit - this was the same person who insisted on blocking his neighbours driveway until the neighbour got fed up and smashed all his car windows - was reported in the standard last summer. I think he may need to re-evaluate his standard of parking!! Grumpy36
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12:38am Sat 11 Jan 14

Wilhemena says...

The road into Tillingham from Asheldham is a race track and nothing is done to stop vehicles travelling at very high speeds... Take action now!
The road into Tillingham from Asheldham is a race track and nothing is done to stop vehicles travelling at very high speeds... Take action now! Wilhemena
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