Cowbit Parish Council calls for meeting with Lincolnshire County Council over speeding drivers in the parish
A ‘neglected’ community is calling on a leading councillor to meet with them to discuss the speeding problem.
Cowbit Parish Council wants to meet with Lincolnshire County Council’s Highways portfolio holder Coun Richard Davies to meet with them to discuss the village’s speeding issue after a driver was recorded travelling at 95mph.
Coun Trevor Tyrrell said: “I feel the villagers of Cowbit have been let down by the county council since the opening of the A16. Before construction, finances were put in place as part of the scheme, to address problems that would arise after the road opened.
"We asked for traffic calming and told there was no money left due to it being spent on other projects.
“Our parish council committee feel the south of the county is being neglected and would like Coun Davis to come and talk to us.”
The village’s Community Speed Watch team will be welcoming new members, who are currently being trained.
Team leader Ralph Green said “Despite local speed awareness signage, we still encounter drivers that drive way over the 30 and 40 mph designated limits. We have registered drivers on Barrier Bank in access of 95 mph in a 40 zone and others driving on Backgate, at 67mph in a 30mph zone.
“We look forward to the time when the current limit on Barrier Bank at Peak Hill is reduced to 40mph and the remainder reduced to 30mph, in an attempt to prevent further accidents.”
Coun Anthony Casson raised concerns about the weight limit on Mill Drove North.
He said: "‘When accidents occur, cars are diverted along Mill Drove North, drivers think it’s a short cut to their destination.
"There is a seven and a half ton wait restriction on this road which is not adhered to and accidents have occurred at the cross road leaving cars upside down in the dyke.
"We all would like to see a speed restriction along that road, the camber of the road makes it very unsafe, especially during icy weather."
To volunteer for a community speed watch team should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07779895388.