Proposals for a 20mph limit in town centre

Alnwick town centre
Alnwick town centre

Three organisations in Alnwick have come together to call for a 20mph limit to be introduced in the town centre.

Alnwick Chamber of Trade (Act), Alnwick Tourism Association and Alnwick Civic Society are in support of the proposals, which would provide a safer environment for shoppers, it is hoped.

The suggested area covered by the limit would be Bondgate Within from the tower, down to Narrowgate and the Castle, Fenkle Street, and Market Street, possibly up to Lagny Street to incorporate the area by Morrisons.

Act chairman Carlo Biagioni said: “We noticed that after 4pm, and even sometimes during the day, there seems to be speeding up and down the town. We would like it to be a safer environment for shoppers and people crossing the road.

“I think it would help businesses and be safer.

“There have been studies done before and it does help businesses if it’s a calmer area.”

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