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Speed devices aim to put the brakes on village motorists
FOLLOWING two years of hard work and a £15,000 investment from the parish council Holmes Chapel will finally see speed indicator devices (SIDs) installed on its roads this week.
This is good news for the parish council, Holmes Chapel Traffic Group and Cheshire East Council, who have worked together to bring the scheme to life and alleviate speeding issues in the village.
Ten posts will be erected around the village, three in Macclesfield Road, three in Middlewich Road, two in Chester Road, one in Knutsford Road and one in London Road.
A total of four SIDs will be rotated around the village locations by the Holmes Chapel Traffic Group.
As well as indicating the vehicle speed, the SIDs will collect data for later analysis of the average traffic speed.
Grahame Eley, leader of the traffic group, said he was delighted that positive action has been taken to deal with speeding in the village, and he hopes a few more people will come forward to help.
He said: “It has been more than two years of hard work alongside Holmes Chapel Parish Council to finally get to the SIDs deployed across the village to assist in slowing down speeding traffic in known hot spots.
“This is the first stage of a wider plan with CEC to address the many issue facing the village, including speeding vehicles, unsuitable roads for HGVs and the volume of traffic passing through the village on a daily basis, making it unsafe for the village’s residents.
“Following a full traffic survey undertaken by CEC earlier in the year and the proposal of a number of options, the work to make Holmes Chapel’s roads a safer place continues, and I look forward to sharing future progress in the near future.”
Clr Margaret Ranger and clerk to the council, Nicola Clarke, have been the main liaison with the Traffic Group, and expressed gratitude for the help from the community in getting action taken on the pressing problem.
If any residents from the village are interested in helping deploy the devices across the village, please contact Nicola Clarke at the Parish Council on 01477 533934 or Grahame Eley from the Holmes Chapel Traffic Group on 01477 549262.
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