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Friday, October 31, 2014

AM calls for anti-speed measures at two Llan schools

Clwyd South Assembly Member Ken Skates is calling for speed reduction measures near two schools.

Labour AM Mr Skates has urged Denbighshire County Council to consider 20mph limits near Ysgol Bryn Collen and Welsh-speaking Ysgol Gymraeg y Gwernant after being contacted by a constituent concerned that speeding near the two sites on the Pengwern estate in Llangollen could lead to a serious accident.
Mr Skates, whose constituency office is based in Llangollen, said: “As part of a public consultation exercise to see what issues matter to my constituents, I was contacted by a gentleman who raised serious concerns about speeding on roads around the two schools on this estate.
“He asked me to try and persuade ‘the powers that be’ to reduce the speed limit in these areas, so I have contacted the council to see what can be done.”
Mr Skates added: “At the end of the day any measures – whether it’s a 20mph limit, speed bumps or flashing warning signs – will help make the area safer and help reduce the chances of a child getting seriously hurt or worse.”
Mr Skates recently welcomed a crackdown on dangerous speeding motorcyclists in rural Wrexham after he contacted North Wales Police to convey constituents’ concerns, particularly regarding the A525 in Bwlchgwyn.
The police and Go Safe, the road casualty reduction partnership, have both now identified the area, which will see a coordinated and targeted crackdown on irresponsible drivers.

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