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Signage in wrong place behind blind corner

Reported via desktop in the Sign (unlit) category anonymously at 17:22, Tuesday 4 May 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 395856.

I am writing to ask for your help. I am wanting get the 30mph signs in Dowsby moved further up the village before our house as we are just at the village entrance and the speed limit is 60mph. This is on Main Road.

We have four children, one with ADHD. There has already been two near missed with the Children, one with our pet dog, a dead cat and a few near misses pulling out of the house entrance with in the car (one such incident I captured on the video at this link: https://centralbedfordshire.box.com/ s/ m1t3e01a6f21d73kw5fjovcyfwh61brw

One of the key problems for Dowsby is that the current 30mph speed limit signs are actually after the village entrance and around a blind corner. People are still doing 60+ past the house, around the blind corner and right in to the village next to the residential care home. On the other way coming-out of the village, they have sped up and come around the blind corner reaching 60+ giving only a few seconds before we can see the vehicle coming from our drive way.

Most villages tend to have the 30mph limit signs before the village entrance or at the village entrance before the residential properties start but strangely this is not the case in Dowsby.

The other safety concern is that there is no footpath from the house into the village so the children and us have to walk along the road, around the blind corner to get the play park and bus stop in the village. This is the same for anyone waling from the village to our house to to get onto the nice village walk that goes past the BT Hub.

If I was able to offer a solution it would be have some village entrance signs about 30-50m up from our house and put the 30mph signs up here; likely where the Elderly People sign is. This would benefit the whole village as well as it would help to reduce peoples speed coming into the area where there have been some accidents recently due to people speeding. I am aware this may cross Parish Council boundaries.

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate and make an update to this report within 14 days.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 17:22, Tuesday 4 May 2021

  • We have carried out an initial assessment, but a more detailed investigation is required. We will provide a further update when this has been completed.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:09, Wednesday 5 May 2021

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 15:14, Thursday 6 May 2021

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