Calls for village speed limit to be reduced

Proposals to reduce the speed limit through Garton-on-the-Wolds have been discussed by councillors.

Parish councillors from Garton would like to see the limit reduced from 60mph to 40mph on the three approach roads into the village. They are also calling for a 20mph speed limit near the school on Station Road in the village to help improve safety and reduce speeding motorists.

At the Garton-on-the-Wolds Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 7th October, parish councillors raised their concerns with East Riding of Yorkshire Councillor Symon Fraser and head of streetscene services Mike Featherby.

Clerk to the parish council, Catherine Clark, said: “It was suggested that Safer Roads Humber could be asked to conduct regular speed checks. “The request was taken on board by Councillor Fraser and Mr Featherby who promised to make some enquiries and respond accordingly.”

These proposals have received the backing of chair of governors at Garton on- the-Wolds CE Primary School, Richard Hounsfield. He said: “The governors and the staff at the school are 100% behind a reduction in the speed limits in the village. “I have lived here for 28 years and the issue of speed has got progressively worse over that time.

“If there was a limit of 40mph at each end of the village, then motorists would have the warning that they need to start slowing down. “We also have a lot of traffic near the school because many of our pupils do not live in the village and travel here.”

The issue of parking at the school was also discussed at the meeting and ideas were put forward by members for consideration such as the possibility of utilising the grass verge to provide further space for vehicles.

Garton-on-the-Wolds Parish Council currently has two vacancies, if you are interested in joining the council please contact the clerk via email at garton.clerk@hotmail.co.uk

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