Frome Conservative election hopeful backs speed limit call
FROME'S prospective Conservative parliamentary candidate is campaigning to stop Somerset County Council's bid to increase a 30mph speed limit to 40mph on the edge of town.
David Warburton is opposed to plans to increase the limit on part of the B3090 near Oldford Hill.
The proposal is to impose the 30mph limit from the Gypsy Lane junction for 180m, following which a 40mph limit will apply for the remaining 325m between Oldford Hill and Oldford.
Mr Warburton said: "The B3090 Oldford Hill is a notoriously dangerous stretch of road, where speeding vehicles are common and residents of Oldford have to take their lives into their hands when walking or driving out on to the main road.
"It simply does not make sense to impose multiple speed limits along this road and increase the current speed limit to 40mph on the approach to Oldford.
"The only way to make sure the residents of Oldford are kept safe from speeding vehicles is to impose a 30mph limit for the entire distance from the Gypsy Lane junction all the way to the outskirts of Frome. I will be supporting the residents of Oldford in their campaign against the proposed limit changes and will be meeting senior council officials to press the case for local people."