Concerns over speeding motorists raised in Portishead

PUBLISHED: 09:01 08 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:14 08 July 2017

Volunteers to track speeds are needed.

Volunteers to track speeds are needed.


Concerns over speed limits and road repairs in Portishead were raised at a North Somerset Council roadshow.

Highways officers parked up outside Sainsbury’s on Thursday to give people a chance to have road-related questions answered.

The council says the event highlights its commitment to improving roads across North Somerset.

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Elfan Ap Rees, deputy leader and executive member for highways, said: “The event was well attended and very well received by the people who came along.

“Topics raised included the condition of specific roads, speed limits in areas of the town and, as you would expect, the works at Cabstand.

“Our officers were able to answer questions there and then, and are already looking into matters which required more research so that they can provide a prompt response.”

Several campaigners have called for speed limits to be reduced in recent years, including areas such as Avon Way.

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