Wigginton is fighting back against village roads danger


Villagers are campaigning for help to slow down drivers after a survey showed nearly half of all motorists break the limit through Wigginton.

The parish council funded a traffic survey carried out in July, which showed more than 40 per cent of motorists are travelling above 30mph.

Councillor Mike Siveyer said: “Looking at the traffic survey data, we can see that the 30mph limit is being exceeded early in the morning and in the late afternoon, which is a concern for children going and returning home from school.

We are now seeking help from the police and Herts County Council to carry out traffic calming solutions.”

Other suggestions being looked at include posters created by schoolchildren, 30mph signs on all wheelie bins and a dummy speed camera.

A spokesman from Herts County Council said: “While we recognise the issue with speeding in this area, other schemes have to take priority.

“If motorists are ignoring the speed restriction, residents should report their concerns to the police.”