Have your say on plans for 20mph zone


Local people are being invited to have their say on plans for a new 20mph zone in Pill, Easton-in-Gordano and Ham Green.

The scheme supports North Somerset Council's commitment to encourage sustainable travel by creating a safer environment for school pupils, the wider community and those moving around the villages on foot or by bike.

Encouraging more sustainable travel also brings health and wellbeing benefits to residents and supports the council's commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030.

On Thursday 21 July, council officers will be at Pill Community Centre between 12pm and 8pm. They will be joined by representatives from the Parish Council and the drop-in event will provide an opportunity to find out more and give feedback on the scheme.

Following this event, a formal statutory consultation will be held. Any comments can be submitted on the council's electronic consultation platform which can be found at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/Pill&Easton-in-Gordano20mph

Cllr Steve Hogg, North Somerset Council's executive member with responsibility for highways said the scheme aimed to reduce traffic speeds in the villages creating a safer place for people to walk and cycle.

"We are committed to introducing schemes that encourage active travel. By reducing vehicle speeds in Pill, Easton-in-Gordano and Ham Green and creating a safer space we hope that people will be encouraged to make their journey on foot or by bike."