Crash fears af­ter driv­ers ‘ig­nore limit’

South Wales Evening Post - - NEWS - LIZ PERKINS @lizperkin­spost • 01792 545551 eliz­a­beth.perkins@me­di­

SPEED­ING driv­ers are flout­ing a 20mph limit in Grovesend – spark­ing fears of a ma­jor ac­ci­dent.

Talks have been held be­tween res­i­dents, po­lit­i­cal lead­ers and po­lice to tackle the is­sue in a bid to crack­down on speed­ing through the vil­lage.

Ac­tion has been taken to deal with mo­torists by im­pos­ing a speed limit of 20mph through the vil­lage from Coal­brook Road, High Street and much of Pen­tre Road.

But res­i­dents fear it’s not enough as driv­ers are ig­nor­ing the limit.

Gower MP To­nia An­to­ni­azzi staged the meet­ing with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from South Wales Po­lice along with the com­mu­nity and county coun­cil­lors An­drew Stevens and Jan Cur­tice af­ter the is­sue was raised by sev­eral res­i­dents at a surgery in Pen­gelli Min­ers Wel­fare Hall.

She said: “I’ve had so many res­i­dents speak to me wor­ried that the 20mph limit by the school and through the vil­lage is be­ing ig­nored.

“The speed limit is 20mph for a rea­son and the sit­u­a­tion can­not just be ig­nored un­til some­one gets hurt or there is a se­ri­ous ac­ci­dent.

“I’m glad that res­i­dents, the lo­cal coun­cil­lors Jan and An­drew, and South Wales Po­lice, have met with us to dis­cuss the next steps in re­duc­ing speed through the vil­lage.”

Res­i­dents, lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tives and South Wales Po­lice met in Grovesend to dis­cuss how to re­solve per­sis­tent speed­ing through the vil­lage.

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