Richard and Heather have helped the residents of Cavendish Road to win another important battle in their bid to control speeding in their road.
And we have succeeded in extending the proposed speeding survey in Cavendish Road to cover a wider area of our south Sutton ward.
The petition on speeding in Cavendish Road, which Richard and Heather presented to Sutton Council on behalf of the residents in July, was discussed at the South Sutton, Cheam and Belmont Local Committee on 11 October.
In the discussion, Richard drew attention to a speeding survey conducted in the road in 2008 which showed that even then traffic was exceeding the speed limit, on average, by a factor of over 50%. But the same survey showed problems in other local roads.
The committee agreed to a survey of the area by traffic engineers, charged with finding out the facts and coming back to the committee by next February with costed proposals for dealing with the problem.
We persuaded the committee to extend the survey to a wider area. The roads to be surveyed now are:
The committee noted that any recommendations could cost money and decisions would be needed on priorities for spending.
Richard said “This is a good result. I am pleased we are going to undertake a full survey and get the traffic engineers to look at a range of solutions.”
Heather added “I am pleased we are going to look at a wider area. Residents in Cumnor Road and Christchurch Park have also complained to us as ward Councillors about the speed of traffic in their roads.”
The petition was signed by 77 residents of Cavendish Road calling for action on the speed of traffic in their road, where a number of blocks of sheltered housing for the elderly are situated. It was presented to Sutton Council at the request of the residents by Councillors Honour and Clifton on 16 July, and referred to the local committee.
The photo above shows the Cavendish Road residents at the meeting flanked by Richard on the left and Heather on the right.