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Moulton Parish Council raised concerns about speeding and potholes on their villages' roads

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Councillors have raised concerns about speeding cars and potholes that plague their village’s roads.

Moulton Parish Council members discussed issues with vehicles driving over the speed limit in Roman Road and Fen Gate in Moulton Chapel.

Coun David Sanderson pondered whether the council could apply to move speed signs into more prominent positions on the roads.

Roman Road was one of those mentioned by councillors
Roman Road was one of those mentioned by councillors

At Tuesday’s meeting he said: “If we don’t keep on about it nothing will ever be done.”

Coun Ian Benton claimed that cars don’t slow down until they reach corners, and then simply speed up again.

It was confirmed at the meeting that the village’s local police officer has now been trained to use their speeding gun to monitor incidents like these.

Councillors also discussed worrying speeding around the bus stop on the A17 at Moulton Seas End.

“I’ve seen a lot of parents and kids holding hands near the bus stops, probably out of fear of traffic,” said Coun James Kirk.

“The traffic is dreadful either way. There is nowhere to drop them off.”

Coun Christopher Tibbs said he had seen cars travelling between 60 and 70mph at points.

He then mentioned that he had spotted some ‘serious’ potholes on roads around the village.

These worries were echoed by Coun Sanderson and Coun Nigel Henderson, who said the roads outside the doctors surgery in Moulton have ‘taken a battering as well’.

Coun Benton said the parish council need to be specific when they list their problems to Lincolnshire County Council’s highways department.

“No one is going to give them a list of 120 roads,” he said.

“We’ve got to just tell them about a specific or emergency one.”

l Councillors discussed dry leaves which were set on fire at Moulton’s bus stop.

A member of the public noticed the offence, and managed to clear the area and take pictures - which have now been shown to police.

Council clerk Denise Foster thanked the individual via an email.

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