New speed signs herald change for whole town

PC Richard Davis carrying out speed checks in Moreton Road,Buckingham.'111125M-A493
PC Richard Davis carrying out speed checks in Moreton Road,Buckingham.'111125M-A493

AS new 30mph speed limit signs go up on Buckingham’s Moreton Road this week, almost the whole town is set to become a 30mph zone by next summer.

The speed limit on part of Moreton Road was reduced from 40mph to 30mph several weeks ago. The whole length of the road between Buckingham town centre and Maids Moreton is now a 30mph zone.

But PC Richard Davis told the Advertiser many local people were unaware the change had been brought in. PC Davis is pictured doing a speed check on Moreton Road – one of three the local policing team have carried out in recent weeks to raise awareness.

He said: “Most people weren’t aware of the speed limit change.

“Local residents between Buckingham and Maids Moreton have been crying out for the speed limit to be changed.”

PC Davis said police had not been enforcing the 30mph limit when carrying out their speed checks.

“We wanted to be kind and give people the opportunity to get used to the new speed limit,” he said.

After liaison between police and Transport for Bucks, ‘New Speed Limit’ signs went up at both ends of the stretch of road this week.

And the Advertiser has learned that almost all roads inside Buckingham’s ring road are set to change to 30mph next year, as part of a countywide speed limit review.

The decision, which will reduce speed limits on several roads, has been taken by Bucks County councillor for planning and transport, Peter Hardy, following a public consultation from March to May this year.

But a county council spokesman said the funding would not be allocated for the work until after BCC sets its budget in February, with the change likely to be implemented by next summer.