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Hopeful of 30 m.p.h. speed restriction at Memus

Kirriemuir Landward East Community Council chairman Ivan Laird has called for a 30 m.p.h. speed restriction in Memus.

Kirriemuir Landward East Community Council chairman Ivan Laird has called for a 30 m.p.h. speed restriction in Memus.

The chairman of Kirriemuir Landward East Community Council is hopeful a 30 mile per hour speed limit will be put in place in Memus.

Mr Ivan Laird contacted the ‘Dispatch and Herald’ last week on the eve of an Angus Council meeting to discuss a proposed reduction from 60 to 40 m.p.h.

At that time he said it was the view of the community council, and local residents, that a reduction to 30 m.p.h. was the only option.

Now he is hopeful the council will deal with the issue sympathetically following fears for the safety of children walking to and from the school bus.

Memus was among a list of locations throughout Angus featured in a review of speed limits on unclassified roads across the county.

Last Tuesday Communities Committee members backed the report, with the exception of Memus, after the community council and local residents expressed their fears for the safety of those forced to walk through the village on the road.

Angus Councillor Mairi Evans took issue with a statement in the report put to the committee that Memus did not fit into the criteria for a 30 m.p.h. limit as it could not be classified as a village. She pointed out a village is described as consisting of 20 or more houses - Memus has 21.

Commenting on the re-think Mr Laird said: “It has not been approved yet but Memus has 21 houses plus a hall, a church, an inn and a bar. We stuck our neck out and said 40 m.p.h. was not enough. The council is having another look and we are hopeful for a positive reply.”

 

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