Hartswood Road: Renewed Calls for Speed Camera
April 18, 2021 7:41 PM
County Councillor for Brentwood South, David Kendall, is calling again for a speed camera to be installed on the Hartswood Road, Warley, on the section that runs alongside King George's Park.
Hartswood Road has a 30mph limit and a Vehicle Activated Speed sign but that is making little difference to the numbers of vehicles that are travelling well in excess of that speed. The road was the scene of a fatality last year and there have been other fatalities further down in the woodland section.
With the Borough Council investing millions of pounds into the new leisure facilities at King George's Park, David is very concerned that this will greatly increase the numbers visiting the park and increase the numbers parking in the nearby side roads that will desire to cross to get to the park.
He said: "I have asked about having a speed camera installed in Hartswood Road in the past but was told the road didn't meet the criteria. I strongly believe that situation has now changed with all the development going on at King George's Park and know that we can present a much stronger case with the increase in footfall across. I am confident this time I will be able to make some progress.