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Whitchurch to pilot 20mph scheme
WHITCHURCH has been chosen to pilot a 20mph speed limit scheme.
Hampshire County Council approved the programme in April, to trial 20mph speed limits in 10 places in Hampshire, and has now announced that Whitchurch will be one of them.
The trial will cost £250,000 and the first schemes are expected to be implemented in the spring, following consultation with residents to establish support for the lower speed limit in the chosen areas.
However, the council said police are “unlikely” to treat enforcement of the 20mph limit as a priority.
Road signs and 20mph road markings will be installed in Whitchurch, and residents will be encouraged to promote awareness of the new speed limit through a publicity campaign.
The town was chosen to be involved in the pilot partly because of backing from residents. Find out more in tomorrow’s Gazette .