Saturday, 25 August 2012

20mph anger - community action

4th April 2012
Residents on Upper Fant Road in Maidstone have put 20mph signs on their wheelie bins as a protest at the council's failure to address the speeding traffic on their road. These wheelie bins will be on show tomorrow (Thursday) when the bins are collected around 100 wheelie bins have the 20mph stickers.

Maidstone's Green MEP Keith Taylor will also be visiting to talk to residents about the campaign. He will be there between 3pm and 3.30pm around the junction of St Michaels Rd and Upper Fant Road.

Stuart Jeffery, Maidstone Green Party: "Residents have been campaigning to get their road made safer for more than quarter of a century yet the council continues to turn a blind eye to their concerns. While the council has slowed down the two feeder roads to Upper Fant Road, they have left the 2/3rds of a mile stretch as a drag strip for motorists and we agree with residents that urgent action is necessary to slow it down.

"We have been working with the residents on this latest campaign which sends a clear message to the council and to motorists that this road is residential and we want cars to drive along it more slowly. Our MEP is writing formally to the council after his visit to the area."

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