Calls from Quadring and Gosberton to tackle speeding drivers
Something needs to be done to stop drivers flouting speed limits in two villages, according to two concerned councillors.
Gosberton and Quadring parish councils want action taken to stop motorists ignoring the 30mph speed limit through both villages.
The demand has been made after South Holland Police conducted a traffic survey in both villages over the last month.
According to the survey, the average speed through Gosberton is 28.6mph while it is 30.9mph in Quadring.
The survey was requested by Coun Henry Bingham, who represents both villages on South Holland District Council and is also Quadring Parish Council chairman.
He said: “It is a pleasant surprise that the average speed is down nearer the speed limit - but the results do show that there is a small percentage of drivers that do not stick to the speed limit and a very small percentage that flout them completely.
“Something needs to be done and I am looking into it with colleagues and liaising with the police.
“I do thank the police for carrying out the mobile speed checks in the area.”
Gosberton Parish Council chairman John Clark said complaints have been made about traffic travelling through the village.
He said: “If people were travelling through the village at 28mph it would be brilliant as there wouldn’t be a problem.
“People have complained about heavy goods vehicles and it would be nice if vehicles did travel through the village at slower speeds.
“We know there is a problem with parking around Gosberton Primary School. I know that the school is working with the police and parents.”
South Holland Police and Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership has carried out a speed check in Gosberton following requests from residents.
A social media post from the police stated: “There is an average of 2,285 vehicles passing through Gosberton daily with an average speed of 28.3 mph.
“Spalding North Rural Neighbourhood Policing team and the Safer Road Team will continue to carry out speed checks in Gosberton and surrounding areas.”