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10 FEB

“Traffic management in town is a mess”

By timesecholife on in All News, Leek news

Another set of signatures on a petition calling for a speed reduction in a Moorlands town centre is being presented to Staffordshire County Council this week. Leek resident and local businessman Roger Warrillow began a petition early last year, asking for the county Highways Department to consider introducing a “20 mph speed limit in Leek town centre.”

Another set of signatures on a petition calling for a speed reduction in a Moorlands town centre is being presented to Staffordshire County Council this week.

Leek resident and local businessman Roger Warrillow began a petition early last year, asking for the county Highways Department to consider introducing a “20 mph speed limit in Leek town centre.”

He has already passed on 2,000 signatures for the petition to the Staffordshire Moorlands – Leek South ward councillor Charlotte Atkins who has, in turn, presented them to full council.

Tomorrow (Thursday, February 10), cllr Atkins is set to present another 2,000 signatures for the same petition to full council on behalf of Mr Warrillow.

Roger told the Leek & Moorlands Echo: “Another 2,000 signatures is being presented to the full Staffordshire County Council meeting by our Staffordshire Moorlands district and county councillor Charlotte Atkins on February 10.
“The total number of signatures delivered so far is 4,000. For a petition to be accepted you need a minimum of 5,000 which hopefully will be accomplished by the next full council meeting in March/April.”

He added: “Leek town centre pedestrian and traffic concerns have been badly planned and executed since the removal of the town centre floral roundabout ten years ago, resulting in safety issues and traffic problems.
“The very least the Staffordshire County Highways Department can do is introduce a 20mph speed limit in our
ancientmarket town centre.
“Leek hopes with this petition to spearhead and support 20’s Plenty for Staffordshire.
Our campaign is for a speed limit of 20mph to be normal on residential streets and in towns and villages centres.”

Cllr Atkins said: “The vast number of people signing Roger’s petition demonstrates the strength of feeling in Leek about traffic within the town.

Traffic management is a mess and it creates an atmosphere which is not conducive to walking around and enjoying our historic and welcoming town.”

She added: “I am delighted to be handing in these latest additions to the petition to the county council. I hope that County Highways will listen to the voice of Leek residents.

Congratulations to Roger for his efforts to make Leek a better place for residents and visitors to our lovely town.”

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  • No right turn at top of St.Edward Street would be an improvement or a widening of the point. Constant queueing on several days causing delays at the lights at junction lower St.Edward Street. Lower speeds in town centre would be a slight asset but could cause a back-log in traffic generally on all traffic approaching the junction at lower St.Edward Street.
    Written by Mrs B.Davis, February 10, 2022 - Reply
  • Well done to Roger Warrilow for his 4,000 signature petition (he needs 5,000 signatures to make Staffs County council consider it!) to make Leek town centre a safer, healthier and better place by adopting a 20 mph speed limit
    Written by Mike Barr, February 11, 2022 - Reply

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