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Call to lower speed limit near railway bridge

Will Taylor

A petition calling for the lowering of the speed limit on part of the B4447 in Cookham and adding in a crossing has been launched on the Royal Borough’s website.

It requests the stretch between Maidenhead Road and the railway bridge at the end of Cannondown Road to be lowered from 40mph because residents in Maidenhead Road and Southwood Gardens must cross there to get to shops, and young people must do so to get to Furze Platt Senior School.

More than 100 people have signed the petition, and the cut-off date is Wednesday, May 3 next year.

The petition’s creator, Anna Slater, wrote on the web page that with the limit having recently come down from 50mph, ‘cars are often travelling at some speed’.

She added: “30mph would also be a safer speed at which to approach the railway bridge.”

Visit to view the petition.

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    11:29, 01 December 2016

    I walked to school along there for years from the village, and crossed the road, AND survived to tell the tale. Hec lets make 30 the max on all roads, just in case someone wants to cross at some point?? Ridiculous proposal. Parish/Borough council jump to make speed limit changes as they have on Switchback/Maidenhead Road for the vocal minority with little/no reasonable justification. Anything to secure votes. That combined with the hefty parking restrictions being rolled out across the village are making the village into a small town. "If it ain't broke don't fix it". Just leave Cookham alone.



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