Call for 20mph speed limit in Wisbech

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Wisbech residents are being urged to have their say on a proposal to introduce a 20mph speed limit to some parts of the town.

enland District councillors Michael and Virginia Bucknor want to find out what people think of a plan to reduce the 30mph speed limits in some parts of Wisbech.

The Waterlees ward members are putting forward the proposal after hearing safety concerns about speeding cars from constituents during their regular street surgeries.

A pedestrian struck by a car travelling at 20mph is likely to walk away with minor injuries.

But there is a 50 per cent chance of a fatality if a pedestrian is hit by a car travelling at 30mph.

Coun Bucknor said: “We have been told during the surgeries that speeding cars are a problem and as councillors we can’t ignore that.

“People are worried about their children as cars park on both sides of the road in some streets and drivers come down there very fast.

“What we would like is to hear what other residents think about a 20mph speed limit in Wisbech.”

The couple are suggesting adding a 20mph speed limit in streets in the northern part of the town.

Coun Bucknor put the suggestion before Wisbech Town Council last week. The matter received some support but will be discussed at a later meeting.

Coun Bucknor said: “One of the most important parts of this proposal is that people have to come to us and say speeding is a problem.

“We would not fight to introduce this if the residents say it is not needed.”

The couple will be looking into the potential costings for the scheme if it gets support from the town.

If you would like to make a comment on the plans write to Coun Bucknor at: 11 St Martins Road, Wisbech, Cambs, PE13 3EX

Or email