Speed limit and traffic calming on Monmouth Road in Walsall

Petitions – in the House of Commons at 6:10 pm on 21st July 2015.

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Order. I think we need to hear fully this petition about the speed limit and traffic calming on Monmouth Road in Walsall, which we cannot adequately do if people are leaving the Chamber noisily. People will leave the Chamber in a decorous manner, following the example of Simon Hoare, who is leaving in a very statesmanlike fashion. Valerie Vaz is assured of a fair hearing on behalf of her constituents.

Photo of Valerie Vaz Valerie Vaz Labour, Walsall South

Thank you very much, Mr Speaker. The petition, which has been signed by 223 people, states:

The petition of residents of the UK,

Declares that there is currently a 30mph speed limit on Monmouth Road, Bentley, Walsall, where there is a primary school and the entrance to a playing field. The playing field entrance is in constant use by dog walkers, families and the football clubs. Many vehicles travel at excessive speeds. There is a risk of serious incident if measures are not put in place to reduce the speed of vehicles using Monmouth Road.

The petitioners therefore request the House of Commons to urge Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to implement a 20mph speed limit and traffic calming measures on Monmouth Road, Bentley, Walsall.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P001537]