Posted: Mon 16th Jan 2023

Dates announced for Buckley 20mph speed restrictions public information events

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jan 16th, 2023

Flintshire Council is set to hold a series of face-to-face and online public information sessions about the 20mph speed restrictions which were introduced in Buckley last year.

Welsh Government’s Restricted Roads (20mph Speed Limit) Order 2022 is set to be introduced in 2023, reducing speed limits on most restricted roads from 30mph to 20mph from September.

In the lead up to the introduction of this new legislation, eight communities, including Buckley were selected for the first phase of the national programme, with 20mph speed limits being introduced between July 2021 and May 2022.

Now, nearly 12 months on local residents are being given the opportunity to provide feedback on the new legislation.



The Welsh Government launched a 20mph pilot on roads in Buckley, Mynydd Isa, Alltami and New Brighton in February. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

However, the trial created a fierce backlash with residents claiming it has led to road rage incidents, as well as rising pollution and fuel costs. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

There have been widespread calls for main arterial roads through the town to be returned to 30mph, after a blanket 20mph limit was imposed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Flintshire County Council and Welsh Government have been in ongoing discussions and the council has been gathering the views of local residents to help inform a review and understand any concerns about specific roads.

They have agreed a range of measures including:

• Welsh Government to undertake a review of the scheme and exceptions criteria for the main arterial roads.
• An online feedback survey for all households located within the 20mph speed restriction.
• An engagement and education campaign by the police.
• Face to face information sessions for the local community.

To gather feedback, an online survey was sent to 9,426 properties located within the 20mph restriction areas, receiving 2,712 responses.

Additionally, information sessions will now be held for the local community to learn more about Welsh Government’s new 20mph legislation and how it needs to be applied to local roads.



These sessions will be attended by Welsh Government, Flintshire County Council and North Wales Police, and will be held through a mixture of face-to-face and online meetings.

The sessions are on:
Wednesday 25 January 2023 – ONLINE via Zoom

Open to people living in the Pentrobin Ward and Argoed and New Brighton 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

Wednesday 1 February 2023 – Beaufort Park Hotel

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. 

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

 

Thursday 2 February 2023– ONLINE via Zoom

Open to people living in the Buckley Bistre East Ward and Hawarden: Ewloe Ward.

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

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

4.20pm – 5.20pm – Click here to book your place

5.40pm – 6.40pm – Click here to book your place

 
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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