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Stop speeding says March mum

Helen Greenleaves with Andrew Greenleaves 7, Amy Greenleaves 5 and James Greenleaves 2 is calling for better enforcement of 30mph speed limit outside her house at 27A Upwell Road, March. 


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Helen Greenleaves with Andrew Greenleaves 7, Amy Greenleaves 5 and James Greenleaves 2 is calling for better enforcement of 30mph speed limit outside her house at 27A Upwell Road, March. Contact 01354 278995 ANL-140109-140447009

A March mother is calling for action to be taken to stop motorists from speeding close to her home.

Helen Greenleaves wants to see the 30mph speed limit in Upwell Road extended to encourage motorists to take their foot off the accelerator.

Upwell Road is home to a number of elderly residents along with a number of families.

Mrs Greenleaves, who moved to the area with her family a year ago, has now written to March Town Council to ask for action to be taken after noticing the speeding traffic which she says only slows down for the roundabout.

She said: “I can see an accident happening here as there are schoolchildren that walk along there in the morning and we have elderly people here as well.

“Motorists seem to just ignore the speed limit sign.

“I think the priority is to get the 30mph sign moved further out of town so that all the houses and bungalows in Upwell Road are included, but ideally coming in to town a speed limit of 40mph would start at the level crossing, reducing to 30mph before the first bungalows.

“I think ideally when going out of town there would also be an extra 30mph sign just past the mini roundabout as a reminder of the speed limit.

“To help reduce people’s speed a traffic island where the new 30mph started coming in to town would be great, but probably a bit unrealistic knowing the pressures there are on council budgets.”

Mrs Greenleaves’ request was due to be discussed at March town council’s meeting on Monday.

Mayor, Kit Owen said: “It is a nice idea but we have to look at it to see if there are sufficient houses to justify it.

“We will look at it and discuss it.”

 

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