Speeding signs promised for Shaw in October after two-year delay

Howard Sykes

Shaw Liberal Democrat councillor Howard Sykes MBE has been told that Vehicle Activated Speed (VAS) signs on Buckstones Road now won’t be replaced until October at the earliest, despite funding being agreed over two years ago.

Councillor Sykes said: “Speeding on Buckstones Road has been a major concern for Shaw residents. These signs have been faulty for many years and the budget to replace them was agreed in the summer of 2020. I’ve been repeatedly assured that Buckstones signs are a top priority for the council. So why have our residents had to wait years with a dangerous road while the council once again struggles to get the basics right?”

When in operation, VAS signs have proven to be an effective way to tackle speeding in areas where speed cameras have been refused like Buckstones Road. After repeated attempts to gain a commitment from the council, councillor Sykes has finally been assured that the signs will be replaced, but residents will have to wait until at least October for the works to be done and therefore for safer streets.

Councillor Sykes said: “This is not good enough. Let’s see if they stick to their promise to do the works before winter.”

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