LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Parish council ready to meet interested parties to ensure the safety of Thorney Toll inhabitants.

Thorney Toll village hall sign.

Thorney Toll village hall sign. - Credit: Archant

Having just read your website and the response from the Highways Agency concerning a speed restriction at Thorney Toll, it is clear that they have missed the main point of the parish council’s concerns.

Wisbech St Mary Parish Council has long argued for a speed restriction of 40mph through the village as at Guyhirn further along the A47. This is principally to protect the residents of the village, particularly as they have to turn across the A47 to enter their homes. The same danger occurs when visitors are using the village hall.

The wider picture is also important and a reduction in speed to 50mph on this very fast straight stretch of road would reduce the possibility of yet more accidents. The Highways Agency should concentrate on the persons using the road, both residents and passing motorists, and not on statistics which mean very little to the residents of this community.

The parish council remains ready to meet with the Highways Agency and other interested parties to ensure the safety of Thorney Toll inhabitants.

BRIAN PAYNE


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