Last parish in Essex to get speed limit signs

PUBLISHED: 13:55 22 July 2010 | UPDATED: 16:28 22 July 2010

A 15-YEAR battle has come to an end for Great Canfield Parish Council after speed limit signs were erected in the village.

A 15-YEAR battle has come to an end for Great Canfield Parish Council after speed limits signs were finally erected in the village.

The council has been campaigning for a sign in Green Street for some time and that was realised when Essex Highways installed a 40mph sign this week. A 30mph sign has also been put up through Hope End.

It is believed the parish is the last in the county to get speed limit signs.

In addition to the signs, HGV advice signs have been put up at the entrances to the village.

Parish council chairman, Robert Mackley, said: “I understand we are the last parish in Essex to get a speed limit – so it has certainly been a long time coming.

“It was made a priority this term for the council to get speed limits in Green Street, Hope End and HGV advice signs at the entrance to the village as speeding and cutting through the village by lorries has been a problem in recent years.

“We now have our two speed limits and three ‘unsuitable for HGV’s’ signs and we are delighted.”

He added: “This wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Essex Highways.”

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