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Shotton Colliery Traffic

We the undersigned petition the Council to There are 3 entrances to Shotton Colliery, none of which have any form of traffic calming measures. Surrounding villages have traffic calming measures but Shotton doesn't. It is time Durham Country Council step up, stop citing austerity and pay for the measures required.

There are three entrances and exits through our village. 2 have 40mph speed limits which are rarely observed. 1 entrance from Haswell to Shotton is 60mph all the way through Salter’s Lane and drops down to 30mph right outside a primary school entrance. At every PACT meeting speeding is constantly a priority. As the government is starting to implement a new advisory 20mph outside all schools, it will be next to impossible for motorists to drop from 60 to 30 to 20 all within a few feet. We therefore propose implementing a new 40mph limit before the 30mph is reached which is at the school entrance. This will then make it feasible to realistically drop the speed outside the primary school of Our Lady if Lourdes. As speedwatch Coordinator for our village both me and my volunteers give up their time to monitor traffic and record speeding cars through our village, working with the police and our neighbour inspector we regularly see motorists speeding through our village and there are figures available for those speedwatch times. Facts and Figures collated to support our petition have been constantly presented to the relevant departments of DCC but nothing is ever done all we get is inactivity. Now we have over 600 signatures on our petition it is time to sit up and listen. Starting with a 40mph would help to support more traffic calming measured in the future.

This ePetition ran from 29/06/2019 to 22/08/2019 and has now finished.

23 people signed this ePetition.


Democratic Services
Durham County Council
County Hall
County Durham
03000 269 714