South Yorkshire MP to host public meeting over 20mph zones in accident blackspots
A South Yorkshire MP is to host a public meeting later this week about plans to improve road safety by introducing 20mph zones in accident blackspots, especially around schools.
Rother Valley MP Alexander Stafford said he has been liaising with residents in Aston to pull together a petition to introduce the speed limit including around Aston Fence Junior School, which will later be submitted to the House of Commons.
He said: “I have been campaigning to improve the safety of our roads by pulling together a petition to introduce 20mph zones in certain accident blackspots including around Aston Fence School, with a view to reaching out to the wider community in due course, before presenting the petition to Parliament.
“We are all perhaps reflecting on road safety in Aston more broadly at present, and I intend to hold a public meeting this Friday afternoon at 4pm, location to be confirmed, to bring together all residents concerned about this issue and try to establish how we can make Aston's roads safer and what needs to be done.
“If you would be interested in attending this meeting, please email me [email protected] for further details and my team will let you know the location as soon as it is confirmed.”
Mr Stafford visited Aston Fence Junior School in July to discuss longstanding concerns around traffic with the school's staff and governors
The roads around the school are currently 40mph which, when coupled with restrictive parking measures put in place by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, he said creates an extremely dangerous situation.