Residents' plight over speeding traffic is heard

RESIDENTS concerned about the speed of traffic using the road between Honiton and Dunkeswell are hopeful that highways chiefs have finally heard their plea.

RESIDENTS concerned about the speed of traffic using the road between Honiton and Dunkeswell are hopeful that highways chiefs have finally heard their plea.

After a long campaign, it was revealed that options for the C class road are now under consideration.

Traffic lights at the Abbeyfield home in Combe Raleigh, which is a pinch point for passing vehicles, have not been ruled out as part of a package of calming measures.

Tiverton and Honiton MP Angela Browning, county councillors and the police were among those to attend a public meeting, recently called by residents and held in Combe Raleigh Village Hall.

Local resident Brian Lane said: "At last, we are beginning to wake people up to our plight.

"It was a lively meeting and officials are beginning to realise we have really got a problem up here.