CALLS for a reduction in speed in an East Staffordshire village are currently being discussed, according to campaigners.
Rangemore resident Jim Allan is spearheading a bid to drop the speed limit in the village to 30mph from 40mph.
More than 100 people have signed a petition backing the proposals and a meeting has also been held with councillors from the borough and county council.
He told the Mail: “As a resident of Rangemore, I have distributed a petition throughout Rangemore Parish to gain support for a reduction from a rediculous 40mph speed limit through the village past the school.
“I have recieved back 105 completed petitions with 135 signatures, which shows the strength of feeling in the parish.
“I have met with representatives of Rangemore Parish Council, East Staffordshire Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council to discuss how to achieve a reduction in the speed limit through the village past the school.
“The meeting went well and the councillors are going to put a measuring device in place to find out the number and speeds of vehicles through the village.
“After which, if the numbers come up as expected, they said that the limit could be reduced.
“Children from the school presented the councillors with posters they had made in the form of ‘speed limits’.
“The petition was handed to the parish council and will be forwarded to the borough and county council formally in due course.
“Volunteers will continue with community speed watch sessions along with keeping the pressure on borough and county councils to progress matters as soon as possible.
“The community speedwatch team regularly ‘clock’ vehicle well above the already too high limit.”