PARISH councillors in Winsley pressing Wiltshire Council to reduce the speed limit on the B3108 road to 30mph.

The county has already reduced the speed limit to 40mph on a stretch of the road from Downs View in Bradford on Avon to the foot of Winsley Hill.

It was reduced as part of a Traffic Order relating to plans for a £250,000 shared path to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooter users using the road between Winsley and Bradford on Avon.

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But the Traffic Order also included the reinstatement of a 50mph speed limit on a stretch of the road leading to beyond the Avonpark retirement living complex at Winsley.

Parish council chairman Ed Gilby said: “Thee parish council strongly objected to this, citing the various access points along the route and the effect these had on traffic flow and overall safety.

“As a result, Wiltshire Highways has conducted a survey which includes the area of Tyning Road, Dane Rise and Hartley Farm Lane to establish speed limits and any other safety requirements.

“We hope that a positive outcome will emerge during the coming year."