‘There’s no reason for HGVs to use this route’
Speed buMpS give clarKSon the huMp
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.”
Speed bumps in Ulley Road, Kennington