- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
Assembly Member Joyce Watson is supporting Clarach residents’ campaign for a 20mph speed limit on the “treacherous” beach road.
South Beach Road is currently at national speed limit but residents are fighting to have it reduced to 20mph.
Mrs Watson met residents on-site last Friday (12 April) to see for herself their concerns. She said:
“It is a very narrow stretch and the cars come very fast along it. There is no footpath, it is dark with overhanging trees and there are few safe passing places – I know I wouldn’t want my grandchildren walking along it”.
South Beach Road resident Gwyneth Street, 73, contacted Mrs Watson for help after reading about the Labour AM’s road safety campaigning. In February, Mrs Watson led a backbench debate in the Welsh Assembly, winning cross-party support for her motion to persuade local authorities in Wales to implement more 20mph limits.
Mrs Watson continued:
“The council says there have only been two collisions on the road in the past 10 years but residents told me there have been many more accidents, including write-offs. I have therefore written to Dyfed Powys Police to ask for their assessment of the safety conditions here.”
Twenty six people signed a petition demanding Ceredigion County Council introduce a 20mph limit on the two-mile long road. The council agreed to consider the case as part of its on-going review of speed limits.