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Bid to tackle issues of 1.9k cars in Willington

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 30, 2014

By Rob Smyth

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POLICE are taking a closer look at vehicle-related issues in a South Derbyshire village after a recent survey showed that nearly 2,000 cars are using minor roads every single day.

The Safer South Derbyshire Partnership said it had made looking at the number of vehicles that use several small roads in and around Willington one of its main priorities, after concerns were raised repeatedly at public meetings.

Residents in the area fear there could be a 'serious accident' if the problem is not investigated and dealt with.

A spokesman for the partnership said: "Several Willington residents raised that there had been an increase in large lorries cutting through Willington to avoid the low bridge.

"It was raised that 1,900 vehicles a day cross the mini-islands in the village.

"A weight restriction is in place along Trent Avenue.

"Residents expressed their concern over the traffic in Willington, which is very bad, leaving nowhere to park, and feared there would be a serious accident."

Police chiefs are currently investigating the problem.

Bosses at Derbyshire County Council have also been asked to take a closer look to see whether signage and CCTV provision in the area is 'adequate enough'.

The issue of an excessive amount of vehicles heading through the village has been an issue before.

A community scheme to monitor the number of vehicles passing through was set up last year by residents and officers from Derbyshire Police.

This saw a Speedwatch operation take place to see if cars were breakexceeding limits while using roads in the area.

Anyone with issues is urged to call police on 101.

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  • Adrian Right  |  August 30 2014, 7:02PM

    'adequate enough', 'breakexceeding'. Please advise where this 'English' originates. Even the most basic spell/grammar checkers detect these 'typos'. How do I apply for the Editor's vacancy? With the increasing number of 'aggressive' adverts popping up the focus appears to be financial rather than informative. Prognosis - limited life life expectancy at this performance level......

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