Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

●● THE 20mph speed limit in the cen­tre of Prest­bury vil­lage has been ex­tended.

The ex­ten­sion fol­lows an ap­peal by Prest­bury Parish Coun­cil and their bor­ough coun­cil­lor af­ter sev­eral near misses in­volv­ing pedes­tri­ans.

The limit has been ex­tended from the vil­lage cen­tre by 60 yards up the Wilm­slow Road, past the front of the Co-op, and 140 yards up Mac­cles­field Road to­wards the Vil­lage Hall.

The new re­stric­tion is in­di­cated by four new posts and signs as well as newly painted warn­ings on the ap­proach roads in­di­cat­ing the ex­tended 20mph zone.

Cheshire East Coun­cil­lor Paul Find­low and Parish Coun­cil Chair­man Arthur Dicken both wel­comed the change, hail­ing it as another step to­wards mak­ing the vil­lage a safer place to walk and to shop.

The new limit was im­posed on Mon­day, Au­gust 3. The Parish Coun­cil al­ready use a flash­ing Speed In­di­ca­tor De­vice, or SID, to slow the traf­fic ap­proach­ing the vil­lage cen­tre, and a safety as­sess­ment study of the nar­row hill down the Wilm­slow Road to­wards the Chelford Road Junction has also been re­quested from Cheshire East Highways. ●● THE an­nual Prest­bury Vil­lage Show will take place in the Vil­lage Hall in Dale Brow on Satur­day, Septem­ber 12, at 2pm.

Chil­dren and adults can en­ter classes from flower ar­range­ments and home grown fruit and veg­eta­bles to pre­serves and cakes.

Many classes are spon­sored by lo­cal traders who have given gen­er­ous vouch­ers as prizes. En­tries are wel­comed from sea­soned gar­den­ers to first time en­thu­si­asts.

Visi­tors can en­joy tea, home made cakes and meet­ing old and new friends. Sched­ules and en­try forms are avail­able in Prest­bury shops or from Mary Hin­dle on 01625 827700.

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