Speeding in Whittington

Graham Williams comments, as follows, on the thorny issue of traffic passing through Whittington.

“For some time, residents have been concerned about the problems resulting from traffic through the Parish, particularly on Main Street and Church Street.  Although the Parish Council has raised this issue regularly the highways authority has so far failed to make a satisfactory response.

The PC has decided to make a further attempt and to this end has set up a small working party with Colin Hall as chair.

The problems arise for a number of reasons;

Road geometry, on Main Street there are three bends with very poor sightlines where large vehicles are forced to cross the white centre line.

Adequate continuous footpaths do not exist and if pedestrians are to follow a footpath they would need to cross the road frequently.  Further major parts of the path will only serve single file traffic.

The working party believes that a number of photographs exist of traffic accidents in the village, if you have such a photograph can you please contact a member of the working party, or if the image is digital please send it to Graham Williams at Email Graham.