Cllr John Horner, WCC, has provided the JPC with a report for the new year which indicates the possibility of developing a policy to reduce speed on our High Street to 20 mph. The extract from his report is as follows: –
The County will be using the Council Meeting on December 15 to announce that they will be developing a policy on the Stockholm Declaration that commits UK to 20 mph speed limits where pedestrians, cyclist and motor vehicle mix. https://www.roadsafetysweden.com/ has more detail. I have suggested Henley in Arden High Street and Ullenhall Street be the first scheme proposals to be considered for 20 mph. If implemented, a lower speed limit will encourage pedestrian activity in and about these roads. However the parish Council need to write to the County Chief Executive asking for a speed limit and enforcement needs to be addressed by the Parish Councils. It appears that the Police are struggling to manage the increase in costs caused by the collapse of the West Mercia/Warwickshire alliance and won’t be keen on additional work.
The JPC are keen to see this policy pursued and will be keeping a watching brief on events as they develop.
Ray Evans 14.12.2020