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Action at last over speeding in Penyffordd, Flintshire

LONG-AWAITED traffic calming measures could finally be introduced to slow speeding vehicles in a Flintshire village.

Residents in Penyffordd, near Mold, have campaigned for years for the authorities to take action against drivers who ignore the limit on Hawarden Road and Chester Road.

Now Flintshire County Council has identified the area – which is one of the main commuter routes for workers at Airbus in Broughton – as being in need of attention.

The plans will go on display at a public exhibition at Penyffordd British Legion on Monday from 4.30pm until 7.30pm.

“I’m very pleased, this is what we’ve wanted for years,” said campaigner Colin Hughes, of Chester Road.

“The village is like a rat run and it’s been plagued for years. This is good news for Penyffordd and everyone who lives here.”

Mr Hughes said the need for action was even more urgent after proposals for 280 homes near Broughton Shopping Park were given planning permission last month.

He told the Chronicle he doesn’t have a preference what measures are brought in – as long as they are effective.

Cllr Bernie Attridge, Flintshire’s cabinet member for the environment, said: “The proposed traffic-calming measures will improve the safety of all road users in the village.

“I urge people to attend the consultation event so they can see for themselves what we are proposing and their views can be taken into account.”

Cllr Attridge said a variety of measures are being considered. Council officers will be in attendance on Monday to explain the proposals and answer any questions.

Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant welcomed the announcement action will finally be taken.

He said: “I have been contacted by many constituents over the years asking for traffic-calming measures to be introduced in Penyffordd.

“I am extremely pleased to see the new council administration has been quick to act in listening to residents’ wishes.”