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●● CHESHIRE East coun­cil has agreed to ex­tend the ex­ist­ing 20mph speed limit through the vil­lage.

The move will ex­tend the ex­ist­ing 20mph zone through the vil­lage, from the Prest­bury Hall end of the main street to the south east up Mac­cles­field Road to Ash­brooke Drive, and to the west past the new Co-op store as far as Spencer Brook.

Cheshire East has also promised an in­de­pen­dent re­view of the safety of the nar­row sec­tion of Wilm­slow Road beyond the pro­posed speed limit ex­ten­sion as far as the chil­dren’s road cross­ing point close to the en­trance to Castle­gate.

The parish coun­cil has cam­paigned over the speed cars travel through the vil­lage for many years.

Arthur Dicken, chair­man, of Prest­bury Parish Coun­cil, said: “The coun­cil wel­come this ex­ten­sion of the 20 mph zone as a fur­ther con­tri­bu­tion to our road safety cam­paign by fur­ther re­duc­ing the speed of traf­fic through the vil­lage.

“We also wel­come the safety study.

“The Parish Coun­cil has for a long time been con­cerned on be­half of res­i­dents about the dan­gers of that steep and nar­row sec­tion of Mac­cles­field Road as it en­ters the vil­lage from Wilm­slow.”

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