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Reduced speed limit on Beacon Road to 30mph

40mph sign on Beacon Road

40mph sign on Beacon Road

Crowborough Town Council have been asked whether they will contribute half of the costs towards a scheme to introduce a 30mph speed limit on Beacon Road in Crowborough.

Earlier this year highway engineers said the speed limit couldn’t be changed unless expensive engineering measures, costing between £75-100,000, were installed to narrow the road and help slow down drivers.

After being instructed to think about the matter again, a much cheaper scheme, simply involving changing the speed limit signs, has been proposed.  The cost would be around £14,000, and Crowborough Town Council have been asked to stump-up half of the cash.

However, the police have raised objections to the proposal and are not willing to undertake enforcement.  At the last meeting of Crowborough Town Council’s Environment Committee, Councillors decided to ask a representative from Sussex Police’s roads policing unit attend their next meeting to discuss enforcing speed limits in Crowborough and other traffic concerns in the town.

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Cleaning Road Signs

Also at the meeting of the Environment Committee on 25th November, there was also a discussion about cleaning of road signs in Crowborough, that were so dirty they couldn’t be clearly seen by motorists.

Crowborough Town Council have been told members of the public must not undertake cleaning of road signs.  Anyone working on the highway needs to have appropriate training and insurance.

Crowborough Town Council’s groundstaff will undergo safety training so they can clean the worst of the signs in the town.

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