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Vehicle Speeding
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 16:28

Parish Council members continue to be petitioned by members of the village concerned at the extent of vehicle speeding through Seaton. Whilst this is not the responsibility of the Parish Council, it raises this issue regularly with Cumbria Police, which arranges the provision of mobile speed cameras, & Cumbria County Council, which is responsible for highways matters such as this.

The Parish Council is requesting Cumbria County Council to consider the introduction of suitable measures, such as traffic islands & rumble strips, to encourage drivers to slow down & drive appropriately & within the speed limit, particularly on open straight areas of road at High Seaton & by the Coronation estate, where speeding is regularly reported. Unfortunately the introduction of measures to slow vehicles in the vicinity of Hunters Drive Playing Field, proposed by Cumbria County Council around five years ago, were not supported by the local residents consulted, & so the scheme did not proceed. It is suspected that a number of vehicles from outside the village use it as a means to travel to Workington, & it was interesting to note the considerable reduction in through-traffic in the week prior to Christmas when the road was closed at High Seaton. The Council is considering other measures to help with this problem & any members of the public who would be interested in volunteering their services to man a mobile speed indicator display, which has worked successfully in other areas, should contact the Council.

 

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