30MPH for Horton
30MPH for Horton
30 MPH for Horton
Slapton Horton & Grove we need your support
The Villager, on behalf of residents of Slapton Horton and Grove would like to petition for change within Horton from the national speed limit to 30MPH to ensure the safety of Horton residents, their homes, families and visitors.
We have all been aware that residents in Horton have suffered excessive traffic speeds of up to 70mph directly outside their homes, infringing upon their safety, wellbeing and property.
The situation is unfair and unsafe. To reduce speeds within Horton we believe a 30MPH speed restriction needs to be in place from the bend in Horton to Cheddington Road Station.
Transport for Bucks are using the 'government guidelines' that is based on a survey done in 2016 that the mean speed in this stretch is 45-55 mph and that although a change to 40 mph fits in with their mindset, a change all the way down to 30 mph exceeds the government guidelines and their stated view on behalf of the Police is that it is unenforceable.
We believe that for noise and safety purposes the cottages in this zone need protection.
There are many cases in Buckinghamshire where communities have more protection by virtue of wider roads, with footpaths that also have a 30 mph speed limit installed.
Horton has no footpaths at all. The cottages in the national speed limit zone have their front doors within 2 metres of the road. They have to park outside their houses sometimes with two wheels overhanging the kerb.
We need your support to indicate to the authority and the Police force that the situation is unfair and unsafe.
Thank you Slapton Horton and Grove
Together we can make the difference xx