Vil­lagers want ac­tion on speed­ing driv­ers

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Glasinfryn TRAF­FIC calm­ing mea­sures should be in­tro­duced at a Gwynedd vil­lage af­ter con­cerns were raised about speed­ing mo­torists, vil­lagers warn.

Safety humps, rum­ble strips and a 20 mile per hour speed limit were dis­cussed at a pub­lic meet­ing at Glasinfryn, near Ban­gor.

The meet­ing was ar­ranged by Gwynedd coun­cil­lor Menna Baines af­ter con­cerns about speed­ing ve­hi­cles threat­en­ing pedes­trian safety in the vil­lage.

Many res­i­dents said they were con­cerned large lor­ries were be­ing driven through the vil­lage caus­ing con­ges­tion and dam­age on some oc­ca­sions as the road is not suit­able for such ve­hi­cles.

An­other con­cern raised was the in­creas­ing num­ber of late-night driv­ers rac­ing their cars through the vil­lage.

Dur­ing the meet­ing res­i­dents were en­cour­aged by a po­lice of­fi­cer to re­port anti-so­cial driv­ing as the po­lice need to gather ev­i­dence to act upon such in­ci­dents.

Af­ter the meet­ing, Cllr Baines, who rep­re­sents the res­i­dents of Glasinfryn, Waen Wen and Cae-rhun, said: “The safety of res­i­dents is para­mount, so it’s good that we’ve been able to raise these is­sues with the ap­pro­pri­ate au­thor­i­ties.”

Ar­fon AM Siân Gwen­l­lian added: “It’s clear the res­i­dents of Glasinfryn have had enough of the speed­ing traf­fic that drives through the vil­lage.

“The nar­row roads of vil­lages like Glasinfryn weren’t built to deal with so many ve­hi­cles or such large ones.

“We hope to be able to work with the vil­lagers, the county coun­cil and the po­lice to look for a so­lu­tion to this prob­lem which has been wor­ry­ing lo­cal peo­ple for a num­ber years.”

Gwynedd Coun­cil’s Traf­fic Unit con­firmed traf­fic data col­lec­tion equip­ment would be in­stalled in the vil­lage as a first step.

Cllr Menna Baines (left) and Ar­fon AM Sian Gwen­l­lian at the meet­ing. Left:

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