Safety concerns spark speed clampdown in Rasen

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Speeding drivers could soon be a thing of the past in Market Rasen as the town council plans a big clampdown.

The move - which aims to see speed awareness signs in place by late summer / early autumn - comes after years of complaints from residents and 
businesses.

Sites being considered are Willingham Road, The Ridings and other main approach routes into the 
town.

Coun Steve Bunney said: “We’ve had a number of complaints over the 
years.

“Residents have complained about it, businesses have complained about it and we feel, for people’s safety, we want to do something.

“The speed of vehicles coming down the Willingham Road in particular is too 
high.

“And there have been some comments made from people in The Ridings about that becoming a rat run.”

Coun Bunney said the council is considering a couple of options - buying six signs, which would be costly, or buying a couple of signs and six mounts so the signs can be moved.

The council, which has funding set aside for the project, nis currently in talks with the manufacturer of the signs.

The signs will alert drivers of how fast they are 
travelling.

Coun Bunney said: “Public opinion at forums and observation tells us something needs to be done.

“Market Rasen Town Council remains committed to reducing the speed of motor vehicles on the streets of the town and elsewhere.”

In the meantime the council has asked the local police team to locate their portable speed awareness sign on the Beechers Way / Ridings Estate.