St Ives school in speed campaign success

Drive slowly

Drive slowly - Credit: Archant

A LOWER speed limit will be introduced along a St Ives road following years of campaigning.

Parents of children at Westfield Junior School started a petition and councillors John Davies and Kevin Reynolds launched a campaign to lower the speed limit along Ramsey Road, south of St Audrey Lane, to 20mph.

Cllr Davies said: “I have accompanied Speedwatch on that stretch and seen motorists drive above 40mph. Something had to be done. It has taken a lot of campaigning but we have got there in the end.”

A Cambridgeshire County Council spokesman said that a 20mph advisory speed limit had been put in place and a flashing speed limit sign installed which would be turned on during school time.

He added that the council was talking with a landowner of a chestnut tree which is currently blocking the sign.

The project has been jointly funded by St Ives Town Council and CCC.