No solution to speeding issues
Petition to introduce 20mph limit brings no clear answers for villagers
DISAPPOINTED villagers will have to wait on a solution to speeding issues.
Speaking after a meeting to discuss a petition calling for 20mph limit on Deadhearne Lane, Chalfont St Giles, a county councillor has admitted to do so they may have to get the route removed from satellite navigation systems.
The response to the petition to create the 20mph zone was discussed at a meeting of the Chalfonts Local Area Forum (LAF) on Wednesday last week.
Tim Butcher, chairman of the LAF and member of Bucks County Council, was disappointed with the results but not surprised after admitting last week the implementation of speeding seemed idea.
He said: “The officers put together a report which basically suggested that we were going to look at more information in regards to cutting the hedges back and repairing the road surface but there were no concrete suggestions about the road in Deadhearne Lane.
haven’t provided any long term solutions so it’s now up to me to see what we can get in amelioration to see whether we can do anything about it but certainly their response to the petition is no to the 20mph speed limit.”
Concerned neighbours brought the petition to the LAF at the beginning of the year because they were worried about safety having described the road as a ‘rat run’.
Mr Butcher believes satellite navigation systems have a large role to play in making the road unsafe as they lead people down it as a short cut.
He said: “You can get roads taken off if there’s a short cut.
“That has had some effect in some areas but whether that’s really a solution I don’t know, so at the moment I’m afraid there won’t be any immediate steps taken.”
He added: “It’s always up to us to see what we can come up with some sort of solution in any other way.”
Mr Butcher continued: “I have sympathy with the residents but the officers have not come up with anything concrete.”
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