Speeding on village road issue raised at meeting

The speed limit is 30mph.
The speed limit is 30mph.

Moves are under way to try and address concerns raised over speeding in a section of a Northumberland village.

At a meeting of Widdrington Station and Stobswood Parish Council, a group of residents living on Mile Road said that a number of people driving on the road past their homes go significantly faster than the speed limit of 30mph.

Installing speed cameras and traffic calming measures such as speed cushions were discussed. As the county council is responsible for highways, county councillor for the area Scott Dickinson was informed and he has raised the matter with highways officers.

Parish council chair Shelly Willoughby said: “Mile Road is a busy road and given that it is a residential area and one side has no footpath – not to mention the ‘hidden’ entrances to the properties – there is obviously cause for concern.

“Involving Coun Dickinson at the very onset will enable highways to get in touch with the residents and hopefully the issues will be resolved within the near future.”