Councillor urges residents to respond to consultation
21 August 2015
A local Llandough councillor who campaigned for action to be taken to address speeding in the village is urging people to respond to the consultation currently underway on the introduction of a permanent 20mph speed limit.
Following a campaign organised by local residents and a subsequent public consultation in 2013 the Vale of Glamorgan Council has introduced a trial 20mph speed limit on Penlan Road which runs through the centre of the village.
The impact of the measure will be closely monitored during the 6 month trial period and one of the key factors in determining whether the speed limit is reduced permanently will be the feedback received from local residents.
Llandough’s local councillor, Cllr Kate Edmunds, this week invited the Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, Cllr Lis Burnett, to the village to see impact of the trial first hand, are now urging all of those with a view on the scheme to make their views know.
Cllr Edmunds said: “Road safety is an issue of huge importance in Llandough. I believe there could be great benefits to making the reduction of the speed limit to a 20mph speed a permanent one.
“I know that the speed of traffic in Llandough has long been a concern to residents and I would urge everyone with a view on the issue to feed their comments back to the Council as part of the consultation.”
The current trial, which came into operation on 03 August, sees new road signs and road markings being used to make drivers aware of the reduced speed limit.
Comments and feedback can be provided at any time during the trial period. Responses can be made by writing to Llandough 20mph Consultation, Vale of Glamorgan Council, Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All feedback must include ‘Penlan Road’ in the title, and must include a full name and postal address. Alternatively responses can be submitted by calling Contact One Vale on 01446 700111, or by texting C1V and then your message to 60066. The consultation will close on Friday 29 January 2016.