Posted: Mon 6th Feb 2023

Buckley 20mph limits: Still time to secure place at one of this weeks public information events

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Feb 6th, 2023

Flintshire Council has said there is still time to secure a place at one of the Buckley 20mph public information events taking place this week.

The Welsh government is set to introduce a new legislation which would see speed limits on most restricted roads reduced from 30mph to 20mph starting September 2023.

The Restricted Roads (20mph Speed Limit) Order 2022 is part of the Welsh government’s national program to improve road safety and reduce the number of casualties on the country’s roads.

In the lead-up to the implementation of the new law, eight communities were selected for the first phase of the national program, with 20mph speed limits being introduced between July 2021 and May 2022.

This included the Buckley and surrounding areas.

In light of concerns raised by local residents, Flintshire County Council and Welsh Government have been in discussions for several months and have agreed to a range of measures aimed at addressing these concerns.

This includes an online feedback survey for all households within the 20mph speed restriction areas, an engagement and education campaign by the police, and face-to-face information sessions for the local community.

An online household survey has recently taken place, with 9,426 properties located within the 20mph restriction areas receiving a letter to participate.

To supplement the online survey, the Council has arranged a series of information sessions for communities in the local Buckley area.

The sessions, which will be attended by representatives from Welsh Government, Flintshire County Council, and North Wales Police, will give local residents the opportunity to learn more about the new 20mph legislation and provide feedback.

The feedback received from the information sessions will be added to the feedback received through the online survey and will help inform the review of local roads by the Council.

The outcomes of the review will be published on the Council’s website by the end of March 2023 and will inform the national rollout of the 20mph speed limit.

Residents who wish to attend the information sessions, which will be held through a mixture of face-to-face and online meetings.

The spokesperson added: “So that we can get the most from the sessions, residents will need to pre book their place and a booking link for each date and time can be found below.”

Wednesday 8 February 2023 – Westwood Centre, Buckley

Open session for people living in any of the six wards where 20mph speed restrictions have been introduced.

Four one hour sessions with a maximum attendance of 25 people per session

3pm – 4pm – Click here to book your place

4.15pm – 5.15pm – Click here to book your place

5.30pm – 6.30pm – Click here to book your place

6.45pm – 7.45pm – Click here to book your place

Thursday 9 February 2023 – ONLINE via Zoom

Open to people living in the Buckley Bistre West Ward and Buckley Mountain Ward.

Four one hour sessions with a maximum attendance of 25 people per session

2pm – 3pm – Click here to book your place

3.20pm – 4.20pm – Click here to book your place

4.40pm – 5.40pm – Click here to book your place

6pm – 7pm – Click here to book your place

Feedback received at the information sessions will be added to the feedback received through the online survey and will help inform the review of local roads by the Council. The review will be provided to Welsh Government to inform the national rollout of 20mph.  The outcomes will also be published on the Council’s website by the end of March 2023.

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