Speeding hotspot to be calmed with flashing hazard signs thanks to cash boost

30mph limit sign
30mph limit sign
  • Hemel Hempstead’s Washington Avenue latest to benefit from flashing speed hazard signs
  • Traffic calming measure has been made possible by £3,300 grant from county councillor Colette Wyatt-Lowe
  • The 30mph stretch through Grovehill is highlighted as a hotspot for speedsters

A speeding hotspot could see a reduction in motorists driving too fast thanks to a new traffic-calming measure.

Efforts to make Hemel Hempstead’s Washington Avenue a safer road for all who use it have been boosted thanks to the area’ county councillor, Colette Wyatt-Lowe.

Ms Wyatt-Lowe, who represents the Hemel Hempstead North East division and also sits on Dacorum Borough Council, has allocated £3,300 from her locality budget to the cause.

The Dacorum Community Safety Partnership will use the cash boost to put up flashing speed hazard devices on the 30mph stretch in Grovehill.

The partnership is a collaborative scheme incorporating Dacorum and Herts councils as well as the county’s police, probation, fire and health services. Its aim is to make Dacorum even safer and more pleasant and to provide a background where people, communities and businesses can flourish.

A total of £10,000 is available to each of the 77 members of Hertfordshire County Council to spend on worthwhile community projects in their area.

For information or to apply for funding under the scheme, visit www.hertsdirect.org/localitybudgets.