Campaign calls on drivers to cut their speed in Berwick

A new campaign which seeks to address speeding in built-up areas of Berwick has been announced.

Saturday, 27th January 2018, 06:46 am
Catherine Seymour

Coun Catherine Seymour, who represents Berwick North on Northumberland County Council, has initiated the Safer Neighbourhoods campaign.

It was launched following complaints from residents on Castle Drive that the street was a speeding hotspot, with motorists regularly ignoring the 30mph speed limit.

Northumberland County Council conducted a speed survey which found that average speeds on the street were around 25mph, meaning traffic-calming measures would not be implemented by the council.

However, Coun Seymour has taken matters into her own hands by providing residents on Castle Drive and the surrounding area with a window poster to remind passers-by of the speed limit on the street.

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Catherine said: “The council carried out their assessments and found that statistically, there isn’t enough evidence to justify further traffic-calming measures.

“Residents have highlighted this as an issue in their area, however, it is my duty to see if more can be done. I hope by reminding motorists on Castle Drive of the 30mph speed limit, we can get the message across that 30mph is the maximum speed for cars to pass through the street.”

Concerns have been raised in the past about speeding on Castle Terrace.