speed bumps scheme wins backing of Town Council
proposals to introduce speed bumps along roads through a residential
area of Highbridge were given a 'thumbs up' by town councillors
last night (Wednesday, February 15th).
an effort to tackle the problem of speeding motorists along Worston
Road and Donstan Road, Somerset County Council has proposed a
series of traffic calming measures.
sets of speed bumps and tarmac tables look set to be introduced
in an effort to cut speeds amid concerns from some residents.
project, which is understood to cost over £10,000, will
be funded entirely with 'community funding' from the developers
of the nearby Mulholland Park.
Peter Burridge-Clayton said at Wednesday's meeting: "I welcome
this developer-funded scheme if it helps to make our roads safer,
providing that residents living near the bumps don't find they
are too noisy."
town council's Planning Applications Committee gave its approval
to the scheme and final discussions are likely in the next two
news was welcomed by Kim Chatwin, Chairman of Highbridge Residents
Association, who told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We very much welcome
safety improvements like this in Highbridge that cut the danger
of speeding motorists."
local resident, John Hart, from Worston Road, recently collected
over 50 signatures on a petition calling on police to crackdown
on boy racers using the road.
councillor Helen Groves said while she welcomed the road safety
improvements, she thinks many residents in the area are concerned
about the poor condition of their roads.
crumbling road surface in parts of Worston Road also urgently
needs to be addressed by the county council," she told Wednesday's
Top, Highbridge's Worston Road, where speed bumps like the ones
pictured above, will be installed