Call for reduction in speed limit through Northumberland hamlet

Calls have been made for a reduction in the speed limit through a Northumberland hamlet.

Tuesday, 29th October 2019, 11:21 am

Belford Parish Council has received a letter from a Middleton resident calling for the current 60mph speed limit to be lowered.

Parish councillors agreed they would take the matter to highways officers at Northumberland County Council.

However, members doubted whether the hamlet would be considered for a reduced speed limit because of its low population.

Middleton, near Belford

Coun Kerry Noble, speaking at the October meeting, said: “I do sympathise with the residents but I don’t see them (the county council) bringing it down to 40mph. I drive along there most days and as long as you pay attention to the double white lines it’s perfectly safe.”