Meeting on speed issues
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.