Concerns over road safety

PUBLISHED: 16:10 02 March 2015

Calls for speed limit along Kennaway Road.

Calls for speed limit along Kennaway Road.

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Residents in Kennaway Road have seen a number of cats killed and even ‘near misses involving children’ which has led them to request to both North Somerset and Clevedon town councils that a slower speed limit be installed in the road.

John Tanner, speaking on behalf of residents, said: “The road is subject to high speeds by users and has led to the deaths of three cats in a short space of time. There have also been several near misses involving children.

“It was requested that a 20mph limit be put on the road.

“Matters have taken a turn for the worse in the past two weeks with another two cats killed.

“Also in that period a young child had a close escape by coming out between two parked vehicles but luckily the driver managed to swerve clear.

“We regard the life of a child as precious and we should not wait until something happens before measures are put in place.”

After contacting North Somerset Council and Avon and Somerset police, both parties agreed with the residents’ worries over the safety of Kennaway Road but said the town council is responsible for implementing a speed measure.

Jane Geldart, chairman of the town council’s transport and highways committee, said: “After I was originally contacted I put this on the agenda of the transport and highways committee as it is something I am extremely interested in as I have young children and cats and support the national campaign of 20’s Plenty for Us.”

The committee received a quote of more than £20,000 for the installation of 20mph signs and a new limit in the road which the committee felt could not be supported at the time.

However, Cllr Geldart added: “As this is something I feel passionately about, I am putting it on the next transport and highways meeting’s agenda which is on March 18.”


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