Topsham councillor speaks out over calls for more speed signs

TOPSHAM S ward councillor for Devon County Councillor has spoken out over calls for more signs in the town warning drivers the area is now a 20mph zone. A number of residents who attended the Partners and Communities Together meeting this month said they

TOPSHAM'S ward councillor for Devon County Councillor has spoken out over calls for more signs in the town warning drivers the area is now a 20mph zone.

A number of residents who attended the Partners and Communities Together meeting this month said they believed there was an insufficient number in the town to alert motorists.

Cllr Leadbetter said: "When we consulted with residents and businesses in Topsham about the 20mph restrictions, we set out in detail the number and locations of the signs.

"This was agreed and the signs comply with both national guidance and local considerations such as conservation areas.


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"Anyone who feels there are too many or too few signs can contact me to discuss further."

Signs to warn motorists of the zone were fitted in January. The local authority believes the scheme will improve road safety, particularly for pedestrians and cyclists, and prevent some streets being used as rat runs.

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