Valerie presents petition calling for 20 mph speed limit and traffic calming at Monmouth Rd, Bentley

Before Parliament rose for the Summer Recess on Tuesday 21 July 2015, I presented a petition from residents of Monmouth Road and parents at Bentley West Primary School to Parliament calling for a 20mph speed limit and traffic calming to be introduced on Monmouth Road.

When I presented the petition, I said:

The petitioners declare that there is currently a 30mph speed limit on Monmouth Road, Bentley, Walsall, where there is a primary school and the entrance to a playing field. The playing field entrance is in constant use by dog walkers, families and the football clubs. Many vehicles travel at excessive speeds. There is a risk of serious incident if measures are not put in place to reduce the speed of vehicles using Monmouth Road.

The petitioners therefore request the House of Commons to urge Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to implement a 20mph speed limit and traffic calming measures on Monmouth Road, Bentley, Walsall.

A petition in similar terms has been signed by 223 people.