20mph speed limit OK for one but not the other

Councillor Garth Harkness has welcomed an 18 month order to limit speeds of cars in Uppermill, to facilitate social distancing, but is also perplexed by the decision.

He said: “I have been campaigning for a long time with regards to 20mph speed limits, backing the “20’s plenty” campaign. The Council failed to support my motion for 20mph limits on residential roads across the borough.

“After the HGV incidents in Dobcross residents and I have been pushing for Dobcross to become a 20mph zone.

“Despite this happening in other parts of the country there has always been an excuse not to do it. But now, it seems that we can introduce the measures for social distancing but not for road safety?

“I call on the council to again introduce 20mph speed restrictions in Dobcross and other Saddleworth villages.”

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