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Speeding in Tarvin and Oscroft

11th February 2022 @ 6:06am – by Mike Hassall, Tarvin Parish Council
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The following is a news item from the Parish Council:

The 20 mph signs which were installed on many streets in Tarvin a couple of years ago have helped to encourage motorists to moderate their speed as they make their way around and through the village. However, the Parish Council regularly receives complaints from residents regarding speeding, particularly on the approaches to Oscroft.

If you live in Oscroft then you will be all too familiar with speeding vehicles through the village either coming down Cross Lanes or proceeding along Shay Lane and Willington Road.

Whilst there are several signs clearly detailing the speed limits, many motorists choose to ignore these signs and travel through the area in excess of the permitted speeds. This has recently led to a mobile speed camera being located on several occasions on Willington Road just before the 50 mph speed sign, which is reflective of the general concerns about speeding through the Parish.

In order to try to make motorists more aware of the speeds they are travelling at, the Parish Council are investigating the option to have flashing speed warning signs installed on the three routes into Oscroft as well as on Tarporley Road, Tarvin which will advise motorists of the speed they are driving at. Specifically they are proposed to be located at:

The top of Cross Lanes shortly after the junction with Tarporley Road

On Willington Lane shortly after the 40mph speed sign as you approach Oscroft

On Shay Lane shortly before the 30mph sign as you approach Oscroft

On Tarporley Road as you approach the village, just before the junction with Sandford Drive.

It is hoped that these signs will act as a further reminder to motorists of the actual speed they are travelling at as well as indicating whether they are exceeding the speed limit or not. However, all of the above will require approval from Cheshire West and Chester Council.

If you have any concerns or comments about these proposals, please contact any of our Parish Councillors or alternatively e-mail the Parish Clerk at Clerk@tarvinparishcouncil.org.uk

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