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Driver clocked speeding at 80mph through clogged village

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People are putting stickers on their rubbish bins – to stop people speeding through the village.

The move follows increasing concern about the level of speed through Banwell – with one motorist caught driving at 80mph along East Street, a main route into the village, at 11.30pm earlier this month.

People living in Banwell have long been concerned about the volume and speed of traffic through the village.

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It is used as a route by many people to get from the A371 into Banwell and connect to the A368 to other villages such as Sandford and Churchill.

The parish council has launched a campaign to crack down on speeding traffic and has already issued residents with stickers to put on their wheelie bins in problem areas including Knightcott Road, Wolvershill Road, West Street and Castle Street.

It has also set up a community speed watch and now installed a mobile vehicle activated sign to monitor traffic in the village.

A spokesman for Banwell Parish Council said: “Due to concerns of speeding vehicles through the village, Banwell Parish Council has taken a three prong approach to help monitor and ultimately reduce speeding incidents.

“The first approach involved providing residents with a 30mph sticker to place on their wheelie bins.

“This was successful as it raised awareness and helped drivers to rethink their speed.

“Secondly, the parish council set up a Community Speed Watch group to monitor and report speeding incidents.

“Finally, the parish council has implemented a mobile vehicle activated speed sign.

“This gives us an idea of the average and top speeds recorded in the village.

“The readings are usually consistent, with the latest readings averaging around 35mph, but some excessive speeds have also been noted.

“The latest top speed in East Street was recorded at 80mph, which was one vehicle within a six-week period.”

The council shares the information on speeding traffic with the police.

The spokesman added: “Banwell Parish Council is dedicated to reducing speeding incidents to help make the village a safe place to live for all its parishioners and visitors.”

Moves for a long awaited bypass for Banwell have also taken a major step forward with funding for the scheme approved by the Government.

North Somerset Council has until the end of 2022 to secure a route – and the land – for the new road which will be built by 2024.

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