Cllr Jacky Williams reports:
This morning, at a full meeting of the Nottinghamshire County Council, I presented a petition, signed online by 358 people and an additional 24 people at a public meeting for the residents of Brookhill Street. The petition asks for the Transport and Highways committee to give consideration and take action on traffic management on Brookhill street in Stapleford. The petitioners and their two County Councillors are asking for a range of measures to be looked at, including limiting speed and restricting the weight of lorries using the road.
Cllr Stan Heptinstall, made the point at the resident’s meeting that as there is access to two primary schools from the street and a nursery at the bottom of the hill, that a 20mph advisory speed limit would be a sensible approach. Other actions, such as preventing cars from parking close to the many junctions, would be another simple action. These and other actions will be discussed in due course by the committee, and Stan and I will keep residents informed.
Some residents are keen to set up a Speed Watch scheme and this is currently being investigated alongside the police.