It was a pleasure to chair a round table discussion on road safety on the A48 at Minsterworth today.
We held the meeting at The Harvey Centre, and it was a great opportunity to listen to many of the concerns that residents have over this stretch of road.
I was pleased to host representatives of Minsterworth Parish Council, concerned residents, Gloucestershire Constabulary and Gloucestershire County Council. Cllr Dave Norman, Cabinet member for Community Safety, and senior GCC engineers and highways managers, listened to concerns and took on board the experiences of those that live near and use the A48 daily.
What is clear is that the A48 is a busy road and the speed at which people are driving is having a real impact on the quality of life in Minsterworth.
The County Council accept this and, I am pleased to report, have agreed to look at reducing the speed limit through Minsterworth as well as other safety measures that will improve the quality of life of residents.
For those that have followed the campaign by the Parish Council and local residents to reduce the speed limit through Minsterworth, this commitment by Gloucestershire County Council is a major development.
Myself, the County Council and residents have committed to meeting again in four months’ time to review progress.