People raise speeding issues at meeting in Bourne

Melton Times reader Dan Britton, who saw a little girl hit by a car outside his house, has urged drivers to slow down while travelling on roads such as Victoria Street
Melton Times reader Dan Britton, who saw a little girl hit by a car outside his house, has urged drivers to slow down while travelling on roads such as Victoria Street

More than 40 people attended a meeting last night (Tuesday) to discuss concerns over speeding.

Lincolnshire county councillor Helen Powell (Lincs Ind) called the meeting, which took place at Bourne Corn Exchange, to hear residents’ views on speeding across the county. The feedback will be fed into a county-wide policy review.

The council has set up a task group, which will consider issues and then make recommendations for an updated policy for the criteria around which speed limits are set.

Coun Marianne Overton (Lincs Ind), who is a member of the task group, was at the meeting to hear the feedback.

Coun Powell said the main concerns raised by people were speeding in the town centre and near the schools in Bourne. She said many people wanted to see an enforced 20mph zone in these areas.

People were also concerned about crossing the road in Thurlby and Northorpe and the 60mph speed at Kates Bridge, where there is a petrol station.

Coun Powell said: “I just wanted the people I represent to have their say on these issues and not feel that decisions are being taken in an office in Lincoln. I was so thrilled we got it organised and pleased that people came.

“The whole room thought there was a big issue with speeding in the roads in the town centre and with enforcing speed limits.”