Lynne Featherstone MP and the Haringey Liberal Democrats yesterday submitted responses to Haringey Council’s consultation on a borough wide 20mph speed limit.
During the consultation, the local Liberal Democrats and the MP for Hornsey and Wood Green surveyed over 2000 residents, to ascertain residents’ views on the proposals.
Based on the results of the survey, the local MP and Liberal Democrats backed a borough wide 20mph zone – but only on residential roads and, where appropriate, town centres. They also recommended that the scheme should be enforced by signs, rather than speed humps.
The Liberal Democrat MP and local Lib Dem group have campaigned for residents to have their say on the introduction of a borough wide 20mph limit since 2010.
The launch of the consultation represents a u-turn by the Labour-run Council, who previously refused to consult on a 20mph limit – rejecting the proposal outright in October 2012.
Cllr Jim Jenks, Haringey Liberal Democrat Environment spokesperson, said:
“We have been campaigning for a borough wide 20mph zone since 2010. Our survey clearly shows the majority of local people back that policy.
“Having previously rejected the idea, I hope the Labour-run council will finally listen to us and to residents and implement a borough wide 20mph zone on residential roads.”
Lynne Featherstone MP said:
“The Haringey Lib Dems and I campaigned for so long to get a consultation – and it’s great that residents have now had the chance to have their say.
“Over 2000 people responded to our survey, and we have passed these on to the Council and stated our support for the majority view.
“Thank you to everyone who took part. I will be keeping residents informed, particularly when the Council makes the final decision on a 20mph speed limit in our borough.”
Has anyone raised concern regarding vehicles being used with excessively loud sound systems? I am often disturbed in my home by the noise produced this activity. Can this antisocial behaviour be treated in the same way that person driving while on a mobile would be treated by the police?
Hi Mark – if you contact me via the contact page (lynnefeatherstone.org/contact) with details my team will advise you what we can do.