Help draw up £50,000 speed control plans

Adam Zerny by Potton's 20mph zone sign PNL-150912-152128001
Adam Zerny by Potton's 20mph zone sign PNL-150912-152128001
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A town is being given the opportunity to hand it’s local councillor a wish list of ideas to reduce the speed of traffic in its streets.

Independent Central Bedfordshire Councillor for Potton Ward Adam Zerny has called on Potton residents to make him aware of where they want to see better traffic speed enforcement in the town.

The move comes as Central Bedfordshire Council has earmarked at least £50,000 to be spent on ensuring the town’s 20mph zone works effectively.

The zone, created this spring, incorporates the town centre where speeding is an issue in narrow streets.

Any ideas on additional spending will be put to the council’s highways officers who will attend Potton Town Council in January to discuss the future of the zone.

The local authority will then carry out a public consultation early in 2016 once it has a favoured proposal.

Cllr Zerny is encouraging residents to have their say now and influence what goes into the proposal, even though the public consultation carried out prior to the installation of the zone revealed the majority of respondents hoped it would cover the whole town.

Cllr Zerny said: “These consultations have a habit of rubber-stamping the council’s chosen option so it is vital the people of Potton have their say now so I can make the council aware of what people want.”

He continued: “We recently had a meeting about issues on King Street where council officers attended, but it would be great to hear about what steps people want elsewhere in the town.”

Cllr Zerny is asking people to contact him by email at adamzerny@hotmail.co.uk with their ideas, or go to www.facebook.com/adamzerny for more information.