‘There’s no rea­son for HGVs to use this route’

Speed buMpS give clarK­Son the huMp

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Mr Beres­ford has con­grat­u­lated con­tro­ver­sial TV pre­sen­ter Jeremy Clark­son, who last week crit­i­cised the speed bumps along Ul­ley Road and The Street, which merge into each other.

Clark­son posted on Twit­ter: “Peo­ple of Ul­ley Road, in Ash­ford, Kent. With all those stupid speed humps, I hope you never need an am­bu­lance.”

Mr Beres­ford said: “I agree with Clark­son and I con­grat­u­late him.”

Clark­son and his Top Gear col­leagues, James May and Richard Ham­mond, were in the area film­ing for their BBC Two show, which is due to be screened in Fe­bru­ary or March.

It was not the first time Clark­son at­tacked Ash­ford’s road net­work. In Novem­ber, 2008, he hit out at the town’s shared space scheme, brand­ing it ‘pif­fle’ and claim­ing it was only a mat­ter of time be­fore some­body was killed.

Let­ters spe­cial, page 11 no rea­son for lor­ries to use this road. We have de­vel­oped the ‘Lorry Watch’ scheme, un­der which com­mu­nity vol­un­teers record lor­ries that are not stick­ing to the lim­its and re­stric­tions. Once the in­for­ma­tion is col­lected, it is passed to Kent Po­lice who can find the ve­hi­cle’s reg­is­tered keeper.

“The po­lice can con­tact the com- pany and warn them that if they con­tinue it may re­sult in for­mal ac­tion.

“If there is no limit or re­stric­tion but the road is thought un­suit­able, we will con­tact the com­pany and ad­vise them to use the Kent Freight Gate­way jour­ney planner, which pro­vides rout­ing in­for­ma­tion for lorry traf­fic.”

Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM3325331

Speed bumps in Ul­ley Road, Ken­ning­ton

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