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Herefordshire village welcomes traffic calming measures

Measures that will aim to reduce the issue of speeding that has been long affecting residents of Aymestrey have been installed.

Funding provided by Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion, and local quarry operator Breedon Group, has allowed this Herefordshire village to introduce traffic calming measures, such as white gates and changes in road markings.

After suffering with the problem for a number of years, where motorists continue to ignore the 30 mph speed restrictions on this section of the A4110, it is hoped that these measures will help in what is part of a wider traffic calming scheme.

John Campion said: “When the residents of Aymestrey first raised these concerns with me I was keen to help because they were so passionate about creating a safer community. Speeding in rural areas is a real problem in West Mercia, so I admire it when people come together to find a solution.

“I hope these measures go some way to reducing the number of people speeding through the village and residents can feel safer.”

The Chairman of the Parish Council Ian Goddard and Ward County Councillor Carole Gandy expressed their thanks to the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Breedon Group for their funding towards a project which Aymestrey Parish Council sees as the implementation of important safety measures for the village.

Issued on: Monday 25 March

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