County council to take action on Colne estate

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Action is set to be taken on Colne residential roads following extensive campaign work.

Concerns have been raised by residents and councillors about drivers speeding down North Valley estate for the past two years.

The route, which includes Birtwistle Avenue, had been named Colne’s “rat run”, and there have been fears over children’s safety. Reports had been made of vehicles travelling at speeds of up to 50mph.

But now Lancashire County Council has agreed to consider various traffic calming measures, following a meeting with local councillors.

Coun. Tweedie said: “Our meeting followed public consultations about the Birtwistle Avenue rat run problem, including two residents’ meetings at the North Valley Community Centre.”

County Coun. Dorothy Lord said: “Proposals included the possible involvement of the community speed watch team, redesigning the speed bumps and traffic calming measures in addition to the ones already in place.”

And Alan Capstick, highways manager for Pendle, added: “Our engineers will design and cost a number of options and present them for discussion at a future meeting.”