Speeding sign trial for two villages

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Two more Northumberland villages are set to get anti-speeding devices as part of a new county pilot scheme.

As reported in the Gazette last month, a £4,000 sign will be sited at the south end of Longhorsley, on the A697. Known as a speed indication display (SID), it will flash vehicles’ speed as well as ‘slow down’ if travelling too fast.

It will be up for two years on a trial basis and if successful, it could lead to the roll-out of further signs.

Coun Glen Sanderson, ward member for Chevington with Longhorsley, has used money from his members’ small schemes fund to pay for this SID and now, Coun Steven Bridgett, ward member for Rothbury, has said he will do the same for Whittingham and Glanton.

He said: “As the chairmen of Whittingham and Glanton parish councils have supported the use of these devices from the outset, I have selected both parishes to take part in the trial that is taking place in rural Northumberland.”