Topsham residents call for more speed warning signs

RESIDENTS are calling for an increase in the number of speed warning signs in Topsham. A number of people who attended the recent partners and communities together felt there were insufficient signs in the town alerting motorists that the area is now a 20

RESIDENTS are calling for an increase in the number of speed warning signs in Topsham.

A number of people who attended the recent partners and communities together felt there were insufficient signs in the town alerting motorists that the area is now a 20mph zone.

The idea of more use of electronic signs was one idea suggested.

The joint highways committee at Devon County Council approved a road safety scheme to make Topsham a 20mph zone last November.


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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.

The recent PACT meeting, chaired by Mac MacDonald, opened with a minute's silence in memory of Topsham's former PCSO, Mark Marshall, who was killed whilst serving with the Rifles in Afghanistan.

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PC Kevin Wetherell then provided an overview of the crimes in the area for the last six months.

PCSO Percy Giles, who announced at the meeting that he would be leaving his position in June to move to another area, reminded people of the hall's police office telephone number which is 874630.

It was urgently requested by members of the public who attended that a letter box should be fitted at the police office.

Mr Wetherell asked residents to suggest what were considered to be important issues on which to set as PACT priorities.

It was decided to assign the issues of unauthorised use of loading bays to park and speeding traffic. The next PACT meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 5, at 7pm.

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