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20mph back on agenda 

Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:53:30

A 20mph speed limit through the centre of Alvechurch is back on the cards after a three-way meeting between the parish, district and county councils.

Parish chairman Andy Humphries told Alvechurch Parish Council: “Worcestershire County Council has no good reason for turning down 20mph limits so we persuaded them to produce a proposal.

“We looked at having some 20mph somewhere in the middle of the village and the highways officer is to draft up in the next six weeks a proposal for new speed limits through the village.”

The meeting also focused on parking. “We talked at length about more on-street parking and fewer double yellow lines, but there were a number of concerns from officers,” said Coun Humphries.

Coun Marc Worrall added: “There were good technical reasons as to why the double yellow lines were there. The bottom line was they thought only two more parking places could be gained.”

One idea to come out of the meeting was to enforce a one-hour parking limit during the night at Tanyard Lane car park to prevent long-term parking, although residents would be able to acquire a permit if necessary.

Meanwhile, a meeting between the parish council and MP Sajid Javid raised hopes that he may be able to help with a permanent speed camera on the A441 at Hopwood, where three years ago the now Home Secretary stood with Coun Humphries and witnessed “lorries flying down the road.”

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