Calls for 20mph speed limit

Calls for 20mph speed limit

Calls for 20mph speed limit

First published in News

ANGRY Andover residents are calling for a 20mph speed limit along one of the main thoroughfares into the town and are planning to set up a speedwatch team.

Smannell Road residents, local councillors and police officers attended a meeting – organised by Alamein Community Association – to discuss rising concerns over speeding traffic.

The 30mph residential road is the main access to the town for residents in Roman Way, Swallowfields, Cricketers Way and the rapidly expanding Augusta Park development.

Although officers confirmed that speeding tickets were issued along Smannell Road, residents wanted further steps to be taken, including traffic calming measures or a 20mph speed limit.

Len Gates, organiser of the meeting, said: “There is real local concern about the traffic in the area. We hope to organise another meeting with council planning and transport officers so these concerns can be discussed. It’s obviously getting worse as more houses are getting built and residents feel that the county is not really listening to their concerns.”

Andover town councillor Barbara Carpenter wants to set up a community speedwatch team for the area.

Councillor Sean Woodward, Hampshire County Council’s executive member for economy, transport and environment, said: “The council had not been previously approached regarding concerns about speeding traffic on Smannell Road.

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1:02pm Fri 14 Mar 14

i-speak-the-truth says...

Well done to Len Gates and Barbara Carpenter for championing this. It is good to know that someone AT LAST is finally listening to the local residents. All complaints in the past has fallen on conveniently deaf ears.

The speeding along Smannell Road has gotten ridiculous and since the closure of other roads in the local vicinity the traffic situation is totally and utterly out of control. Whoever is responsible for this traffic chaos should be sacked.

If this Smannell Road situation is ever resolved, then perhaps the attention could then be turned to the A343 Newbury Road. The Enham Arch roundabout all the way North on the dual-carriageway is used like a bl--dy race track.
Well done to Len Gates and Barbara Carpenter for championing this. It is good to know that someone AT LAST is finally listening to the local residents. All complaints in the past has fallen on conveniently deaf ears. The speeding along Smannell Road has gotten ridiculous and since the closure of other roads in the local vicinity the traffic situation is totally and utterly out of control. Whoever is responsible for this traffic chaos should be sacked. If this Smannell Road situation is ever resolved, then perhaps the attention could then be turned to the A343 Newbury Road. The Enham Arch roundabout all the way North on the dual-carriageway is used like a bl--dy race track. i-speak-the-truth
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1:30pm Sat 15 Mar 14

lizferla says...

Be interesting to see how many "angry residents" there are, and how many turn up for the "speedwatch team." I wait with baited breath. And this was a front page story? Really? Presume we will be told soon the cost of this, new signs, manpower, etc? How many injuries has there been on that stretch? How many accidents? Would a speed camera not be a cheaper option?
Be interesting to see how many "angry residents" there are, and how many turn up for the "speedwatch team." I wait with baited breath. And this was a front page story? Really? Presume we will be told soon the cost of this, new signs, manpower, etc? How many injuries has there been on that stretch? How many accidents? Would a speed camera not be a cheaper option? lizferla
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