Would you like to see official 20mph speed limits outside schools in Harlow?

Education: Secondary / Wed 11th Jul 2018 at 08:25am

By Local Democracy Reporter

Piers Meyler

MANDATORY 20mph zones outside schools and similar zones for residential streets if requested by the majority of residents may be in place within six months.

Essex County Council full council voted to review the current 20mph policy to introduce mandatory 20mph zones outside all schools and 20 mph zones for appropriate residential streets, if requested by the majority of residents, at a meeting today (July 10).

It will now be discussed by the Place Services and Economic Growth Policy and Scrutiny Committee, for adoption, possibly before Christmas.

Councillor Dave Harris, who proposed an initial motion for a review amended by the Tories, said: “This is not just going to be safer for kids – when you think about that last year 789 people died in the UK on 30mph roads in estates, that’s a lot of people – those people are now going to be surviving.

“In most places it will be signage, in other places there might have to be some traffic calming.

“I hope we’ll get something in six months. If we don’t have anything in six months I will be going back to council asking where is it now and what is happening.”

Councillor Louise McKinlay said: “We want something that is feasible, costed, which crucially will deliver what it is we want which is clearly increased safety for all of our children around schools to do that we need to look at this in detail and properly.”

She said simply putting a 20mph limit on the road outside a school may not address the problems.

“I have one in the West Horndon part of my division where the concerns about speeding traffic is not on the immediate road where the school is but on the adjacent road,” she added.

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11 Comments for Would you like to see official 20mph speed limits outside schools in Harlow?:

2018-07-11 15:28:52

Most definitely. Traffic speeds through Hobbs X Road are a disgrace, and two schools are based here. Vehicles fly through at an alarming rate. The Residents group sought out an option, to acquire a speed gun, and have a regular campaign monitoring the situation. Would you believe it, our very own Eugenie Harvey, yes, the local councillor for BF, jumped up, and it was,me,me, I can do it. Sat around for several months and then dumped the idea. I hope she does more for BH. But,I doubt it. This idea was first presented in July 2017. Trust Labourites, never.

2018-07-11 16:58:33

Already have 20 mph speed limit in School Lane near Freshwaters School. Nobody takes much notice which begs the question who will enforce the speed limit. Could it need enforcement cameras as well???

2018-07-11 22:28:14

Reduced speed limits are good if enforced, I notice most schools have zig zag markings outside the entrances that so many parents ignore and park on, what's the point of rules if they are not going to adhered too bit like the pavement parking in Harlow.

2018-07-12 08:13:56

It's not just speed, parents still park on on the white lines at the school crossing at Purford Green yet nothing is done about it.

2018-07-12 09:59:21

Roads are the responsibility of Essex County Council who are Tory run. The entire Harlow Conservative Party schtick seems to consist of "that's Labour's fault, that is". Burnt toast? That's Labour's fault that is. England going out of the World Cup? That's Labour's fault that is. In the absence of actual formed policy of their own, which would require imagination, all they do is have a stock response.

2018-07-12 11:51:59

Yet again ykw departs from the theme," speed limits outside schools", is the chosen subject. Anyone mention a political connection? Apart from the non-entity.............................

2018-07-12 15:55:09

Just for info JFQ Local councils like Harlow have the powers to impliment 20 MPH limits.

2018-07-12 17:30:23

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2018-07-14 17:24:45

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2018-07-15 21:05:45

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2018-07-18 18:18:50

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