Twenty is plenty: Councillor calls for speed limit outside village school and nursery

Councillor Victoria Hopkins
Councillor Victoria Hopkins

Milton Keynes Council is being urged to speed up plans to enforce a 20mph limit outside a primary school and nursery.

Councillor Victoria Hopkins says a traffic management scheme for Walton Road in Wavendon can’t come soon enough after an increase in ‘rat running’ through the village.

And with planned works to widen the A421 to J13 later this year, as well as traffic lights set for Newport Road, Miss Hopkins believes it could encourage even more drivers to seek other “unsuitable” rural routes.

She is now calling for a progress report on the speed limit outside St Marys CoE Primary School and the Little Oaks Children’s Nursery.

Miss Hopkins, who represents Danesborough & Walton, said: “The village is seeking a road management scheme for Walton Road that is in keeping with the rural nature of the lane, but which reminds drivers of the potential dangers pose as parents drop off and collect their young children from the popular village school and nursery.

“A 20mph limit at this point would serve to raise awareness of these dangers if combined with village gateway calming and discrete speed indicating devises at strategic points along the route.”

Cllr Hopkins will be asking the cabinet member for transport for a progress report on the design of this scheme at the full council on June 10 at Milton Keynes Council.