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Speeding in Widdrington raised by residents and immediate action taken


Taking on Widdrington residents issues

At the September meeting of Widdrington Station Parish Council a group of residents attended to raise concerns about the Mile Road in Widdrington and the concerns around speeding. The following morning the Chairman made me aware, shared contact detail and I immediately (that day) met with Highways Officers to discuss the issues. I have written to the residents concerned to ensure they know I have been informed and wheels are already in motion.

The next stage will be to meet with residents who raised concerns and any others who are interested to discuss potential solutions to speeding concerns. I will update people soon.


Morpeth Herald Article

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.”

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