Grangetown councillor to ask for 20mph limit around schools

19 August 2016

A Grangetown councillor is to ask for 20mph speed limits to be imposed in roads immediately around three local primary schools.

Chris Lomax told Grangetown’s PACT meeting he would be contacting Cardiff Council to ask about curbs in North Clive Street and Lucknow Street (St Patrick’s), Virgil Street (Ninian Park) and Holmesdale Street (Grangetown Primary).

“Parents can sometimes be distracted picking children up from school and it’s difficult enough without cars travelling too fast,” he told the meeting.

20mph zones have already started in parts of Cathays and Plasnewydd after a successful pilot and are set to be rolled out in Riverside and Canton.

Grangetown has also been mentioned for the future but Councillor Lomax said he would like the area included as soon as possible.

He saw no reason why all streets other than main roads could not be included.

Councillor Lomax told the meeting he would be contacting cabinet member for transport Ramesh Patel, who later tweeted that he would look into it when Mr Lomax got in touch.

Meanwhile, the PACT meeting also heard:

  • A police waymarker/PACT priority will stay in place to tackle drug dealing in the streets around Court Road. Extra patrols were in place and residents with suspicions/descriptions are asked to call 101

  • An arrest in the Mardy Street area followed the recovery of heroin and a cannabis factory.

  • A drone is being deployed as part of a city-wide crackdown against off-road bikes. Residents are asked to report descriptions of bikes/riders – photos if safe to do so. One off-road biker from the area fined after local community support officer work.

  • Residents complaining off parking on double yellow lines to use cashpoints/shop; delivery lorries on double yellow lines; speeding traffic in the Cornwall Street area.

For consistency, all future PACT meetings are to be held at the Grangetown Hyb (Library) until further notice, usually on the first Tuesday in alternate months. The next one though will be in the second week of October during a planned community safety week.

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