A campaign is under way to get a weight restriction and reduced speed limit for High Street, Collingham, to try to stop lorries thundering through the village.
HEAVY lorries travel through High Street, Collingham. 080313MW8-5
Collingham aAction for the Reduction of Traffic has started a petition which is available in the Post Office and The Royal Oak.
The group plans to have a stall at Collingham May Fair and will be enlisting the help of whoever is elected to represent the village at May’s Nottinghamshire County Council elections.
Campaign member Mrs Robina Ellis, whose family has lived in Collingham for nearly 100 years, said each day an average of 7,000 vehicles came through the village, of which 400 were lorries.
As the High Street is an A road the weight limit was initially 20 tonnes but this was increased to 44 tonnes in line with EU regulations.
Mrs Ellis said there was effectively no end to the increase in weight and it could soon become 48 tonnes.
She said the pavement was very narrow in places and there was a danger to people walking along the High Street.
She said: “This is an ever-increasing risk to anyone using the footpaths and road along the High Street.”
Group members spoke to the MP for Newark, Mr Patrick Mercer, on Friday, who said he was supportive and promised to do what he could to help.