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Speeding in Newton

BIG NEWS

Funding has been agreed by NCC’ s Local Improvement Scheme (2018/21) to enable interactive speed signs to be installed in both Main Street and Wellington Avenue

More news to follow

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Speeding is a National problem particularly in rural communities and Newton Village is no exception.

The parish Council are very aware of the problem it has been discussed at Council Meetings. In the short term it has asked for more speed signs to be erected in the long term flashing speed signs could be a solution the siting of which we have no control. It has been noticed that some residents have placed their own signs in their front gardens if they are not too large and do not cause an obstruction this is perfectly legal and signs could read slow down children playing or something similar.

This is a self help solution and should be encouraged. But the problem is still there and we should ask all residents and other drivers using our village to slow down.

Playground Update March 2018

Playground Update

Following the appointment of HAGS to supply and install the equipment, the following timetable is agreed:

Manufacturing period: 12 weeks 29 January to 23 April 2018

Pre-start meeting: w/c 23 April

Site set-up (Welfare, Storage and Herris Fencing) : w/c 30 April

Installation: w/c 30 April to 21 May

Install safety surfacing/reinstate area; second fix – swing seats: w/c 21 May

Provisional Grand Opening: Sunday 27 May at 1pm

March 2018