Councillor agrees to fund mobile flashing speed signs

The crossing point on the A1068. Hadston is to the right, while Druridge Bay Country Park is to the left.
The crossing point on the A1068. Hadston is to the right, while Druridge Bay Country Park is to the left.
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Mobile flashing speed signs are to be installed in Hadston, Red Row and Broomhill.

Coun Dickinson, ward member for Druridge Bay, has agreed to purchase the units using his small schemes funding.

He said: “They will be the ones that show how fast people are going because I think these are effective. They will move around so people don’t become complacent.”

He said that installation of the signs will possibly be next month.

Coun Dickinson is also planning to meet Widdrington residents to discuss issues with speeding and the potential installation of a flashing speed sign.

Later this month, Coun Dickinson is set to hold talks with the county council’s highways team regarding a well-used crossing point on the A1068.

In July, Coun Rev Sue Reilly suggested that traffic lights be placed at the spot, pictured, which has Hadston on one side of the road and Druridge Bay Country Park on the other.

Her calls split opinion with Gazette readers, with some in favour, while others believed an underpass or bridge would be better.