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South Muskham and Little Carlton Parish Council hold community speed watch and litter pick with Nottinghamshire Police




A community-led project to slow down drivers and clean-up their village was a great success, according to a parish councillor.

Mr Charles Brightmore, of South Muskham and Little Carlton Parish Council, led a community speed watch and litter pick in conjunction with Nottinghamshire Police.

He also appealed for drivers to slow down as they drove through Little Carlton, where he lives.

Community speed watch and litter pick. (28403225)
Community speed watch and litter pick. (28403225)

The A616 through the village is a 50mph speed limit, but residents are appealing for the maximum speed to e brought down to 40mph.

The residents were supported by police to monitor the speed of motorists after reports of some driving as fast as 120mph.

In the first 20 minutes of the speed watch, two vehicles were recorded over the limit.

Community speed watch and litter pick. (28403221)
Community speed watch and litter pick. (28403221)

Nottinghamshire County Council is to consider the petition in its communities and place committee meeting on March 5.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee, said: “We understand the concerns of residents and we have received the petition, which proposes reducing the speed limit on this section of the A616. This petition will be considered by the Communities and Place committee on 5th March.”

Mr Brightmore said: “We want to highlight the speeding problem through our village and trying to get something done.”

“Someone was knocked off their bike last year by a speeding car, and we’re hoping to get the speed limit down.”

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