South Wraxall to get second speed gateway in Upper Village

This from Councillor Tevor Carbin’s website. Thanks to Nigel Gill for passing on the information:

Following concerns from the Parish Council about traffic speeding into the village, the signage where the limit begins has been improved by having coloured tarmac and a 30mph roundel painted on the road.

The road goes from Kingsdown to Wildcross. The section from Kingsdown is long, straight and fast and while the section from Wildcross is considerably shorter, it is also straight and fast.


The 30mph limit was brought in a few years ago, but the Parish Council feels that more should be done to bring the limit to the attention of drivers passing through the village.

Bradford Area Board agreed to fund 50% of the costs with the parish providing the other half. The total cost of £1200 was the figure quoted by WC to do both approaches to the village. However, WC then attempted to renege on the quote saying it was only enough to do one gateway rather than two. Following further negotiations council officers have accepted they’ve made a mistake and the other gateway will be put in as soon as the contractors are able to do the work.

NOTE: discussions are being held about reducing the speed limit to 20mph in both the Upper and Lower Village. Please contact Trevor with your views via his website.


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