Meet­ing on speed is­sues

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By HARKAN­WAL SINGH

Bur­wood Rd res­i­dents will soon get a chance to air their griev­ances re­gard­ing speed lim­its di­rectly to the authorities.

A meet­ing is to be held in the Tainui Room at the Mem- orial Cen­tre on July 19 at 5.30pm to dis­cuss the is­sues raised in Mata­mata Chron­i­cle re­ports over the past two weeks.

Some res­i­dents con­sider the 70kmh speed limit over the 450m stretch along­side Swap Park to be po­ten­tially un­safe.

Se­nior Sergeant Rod Carpin­ter of Mata­mata said the po­lice were as­sess­ing the area. ‘‘ We want to work closely with the com­mu­nity to en­sure the safety of com­mu­nity within that area and pre­vent any in­ci­dent,’’ he said.

‘‘ Be­fore the re­de­vel­oped BMX track opens, we want to make sure kids are safe trav- elling on that road.’’ Po­lice are try­ing to as­sess the traf­fic flow on Bur­wood Rd to fore­cast the amount of risk present.

‘‘We are work­ing with the coun­cil and other road authorities to make sure that the road is safe,’’ Mr Carpin­ter said.

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