New scheme to ease speed

A Community Speed Watch sign is unveiled in Gedney Hill with Ian Coles, David Mann, clerk to the parish council Janet Harrison (seated), county councillor William Webb, district councillor Michael Seymour, Collette Coleman and representatives from Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
A Community Speed Watch sign is unveiled in Gedney Hill with Ian Coles, David Mann, clerk to the parish council Janet Harrison (seated), county councillor William Webb, district councillor Michael Seymour, Collette Coleman and representatives from Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Reports of cats being run over by speeding drivers in Gedney Hill have led to a new scheme being launched to slow people down.

Movable 30mph speed signs are appearing in the village after a partnership between Gedney Hill Parish Council and Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP) to tackle the problem head-on.

The Community Speed Watch scheme was launched yesterday after a two-week trial in Ancaster, near Sleaford, last March.

Janet Harrison, clerk to Gedney Hill Parish Council, said: “Speeding has been a very big problem and there have been several cats killed in recent years as a result of drivers ignoring the 30mph limit.

“So, after we had various complaints, I put it to the parish council that we should have one of those speed signs in Gedney Hill.

“The police have done various checks and the council has worked with LRSP to get this done.

“Gedney Hill is a small village and something must be done about speeding here.”