Rachel has welcomed proposed changes to speed limits in Hanbury following her campaign to improve road safety in the village.

Last year, Rachel hosted a public meeting at Hanbury CE First School to discuss road safety in the village after the death of a close friend and member of the community.

The highways authority, Worcestershire County Council, attended the meeting, as well as John-Paul Campion, the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia, the Chief Constable of West Mercia, Pippa Mills, and the County Councillor for Hanbury Tony Miller.

Following the public meeting, the County Council conducted a review of the current speed limits in Hanbury, and the following measures are now being proposed:

  • Reduce the speed limit from 40mph down to 30mph on the B4090 between the existing western terminal point to just east of the Vernon Arms.
  • Maintain the existing 40mph speed limit from just east of the Vernon Arms to the existing eastern terminal point.
  • Reduce the speed limit from 40mph down to 30mph on the B4091 from its junction with the B4090 to just north of its junction with Pumphouse Lane.
  • Maintain the existing 40mph limit from north of Pumphouse Lane to the existing northern terminal point.
  • On School Road the proposals include reducing the speed limit to 40mph for its entire length.

Rachel said:

“Following my public meeting last year, I promised residents that I would ensure the relevant authorities take swift and appropriate action and that’s exactly what is happening.

“I know residents in Hanbury are deeply concerned about road safety in the village and so I welcome the proposed changes to the speed limits.

“I will be submitting my own response to the proposed measures in support of calls for a lower speed limit past Hanbury CE First School.

“I would now urge residents to have their say on the proposals by submitting their comments to the County Council.”

Documents in relation to these proposed changes to the speed limits can be downloaded at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/wychavonpn; or copies supplied by emailing roadtrafficregs@worcestershire.gov.uk; or writing to Thomas Pollock, Head of Commercial Law, Legal and Governance at County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP.

Any objections or representations that residents may have must be sent in writing to Thomas Pollock, or email roadtrafficregs@worcestershire.gov.uk; to be received by Wednesday, March 16th 2022.

Further measures to support speed limits are currently being developed separately, and I will let you know about these in due course.