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GIVE YOUR OPINION: Proposed scheme to make Garston 20mph zone

 Published on: 3rd July 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents are being asked to express their opinion on a scheme to make Garston a 20mph zone.

Hertfordshire County Council has sent out a public letter that detailed the proposal, and has given reasons as to why it would be beneficial for the area, suggesting that it would reduce the number of accidents and promote a healthier lifestyle.

Councillor Tim Williams, speaking to GARSTONnews, said: “I do often receive comments on the speed of traffic in residential roads. Often the roads are used by people not of the area, doing rat-running through them in the busy times. I generally feel that having a 20mph zone will enhance the area as a residential area and it’s proven to reduce collision and casualties.

“I would urge all residents, whether they’re for or against it to respond to the survey issued.”

The letter enclosed a map outlining the areas concerned, which are Sheepcot Drive, Crown Rise, Garston Crescent, Garston Drive, Westwick Place, Gwent Close, The Pippins, Wheatley Drive, Medway Close, Severn Way, Avon Close, Rotherham Close and Lavinia Ave and Leavesden Green area.

For the scheme to move forward a 5 per cent response rate to the public engagement exercise is required and, of those that respond, 50.1 per cent should be in support of the scheme.

People have time until July 27 to send out their views and they can do so by completing a short survey at hertfordshire.gov.uk/GarstonArea20

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