Petition calls for 20mph speed limits in some parts of Buckingham

Damage to the property on Honeycomb Way, Buckingham, which prompted Sean to set up the petition
Damage to the property on Honeycomb Way, Buckingham, which prompted Sean to set up the petition

A petition launched calling for roads in some parts of Buckingham to be given a speed limit of 20mph has attracted 130 signatures as of this afternoon (Friday).

The petition which launched yesterday on Thursday October 24 and is titled '20s Plenty for Buckingham' had attracted 131 signatures as of this afternoon (Friday).

Photos of properties on Honeycomb Way, part of Buckingham's Lace Hill estate

Photos of properties on Honeycomb Way, part of Buckingham's Lace Hill estate

It reads: "We the undersigned petition the council to make new estates in Buckingham and around school areas 20mph.

"Also consider making some extra speed reducing measures within Lace Hill for example one way roads, speed humps and shutting certain roads so they aren’t used as a cut through to other parts of the estate.

"I am a resident of Lace Hill in Buckingham and I believe the estate I live in has some flaws in the way the roads were laid out making some of the streets rather dangerous to either walk or drive down.

"My main aim is to make areas within Buckingham safer for pedestrians and drivers.

Photo showing some of the damage to Sean's property in Honeycomb Way, Buckingham, which prompted him to set up the petition

Photo showing some of the damage to Sean's property in Honeycomb Way, Buckingham, which prompted him to set up the petition

"I believe by making some areas a 20mph zone we can achieve this."

The petition was set up by Lace Hill resident Sean Durran, who told the Advertiser: "My house on Honeycomb Way was hit by a speeding car at 5.30am one morning last September and received extensive structural damage as the car drove through the bricks and blocks into our dining room.

“Fortunately on this occasion nobody was seriously injured.

“We had to be relocated until the repair work on our house was completed.

“If this had happened during daylight hours then there could have been a fatality.

“There is no pavement on this part of the street and it is regularly used by pedestrians and cyclists.

“In some estates like Lace Hill there are also primary schools with parents and young children having to cross these roads to get into school.

“The lack of pavements in certain areas is, again, a particular concern.

“We want to feel safe in our communities and therefore we are petitioning the council to discuss and support our 20 is plenty campaign."

You can view and/or sign the petition by visiting https://democracy.buckscc.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=10556&RPID=90911298&HPID=90911298