New probe into Clitheroe’s ‘crazy’ speed signs

Coun Ian Brown
Coun Ian Brown

Highways officials will discuss why 40 mph signs have been erected on a Clitheroe country lane used predominantly by cyclists and walkers.

Ribble Valley Borough Councillor and Lancashire County Councillor Ian Brown asked for an urgent review into why the signs have been erected on Worston Road in Clitheroe.

Coun. Brown called the addition of the signs “crazy” and earlier this week met with local resident Peter Booth, of Abbot Walk, Highmoor Park, Clitheroe, who originally complained about the signage. County councillor Albert Atkinson as well as highways officials were also present to discuss the matter.

The result of the meeting, Coun. Brown explained, is that highways officials from Lancashire County Council (LCC) are going to move the 40mph sign farther into Worston Road and conduct a traffic count.

They will also bring the issue up at the county council’s next transport liaison meeting in December where LCC highways and Ribble Valley officers plus the police meet to discuss various issues.

Coun. Brown said: “20 mph signs are only used in residential areas, but they are at least looking at options and will report back.”

Coun. Atkinson also plans to speak to the county council’s director of highways when he is at county hall next week.