Richard Lochhead MSP has written to Police Scotland and Moray Council after numerous concerns were raised with him over speeding at Roseisle, during his recent surgery in the village.
Residents told Moray’s MSP that many vehicles are not reducing their speed to 30mph when travelling though the village and expressed concerns about poor signage in the area.
Mr Lochhead heard from constituents that the volume of traffic is increasing in and around Roseisle and that pedestrians and cyclists are worried about their safety due to the speed of traffic through the village.
The MSP has asked the Moray Council to consider requests for improved signage and also for a new speed survey to be carried out, while residents would also like Police Scotland to step up patrols in the area.
Commenting Richard Lochhead MSP said:
“During my recent surgery in Roseisle a number of local residents came to see me to express concerns over the speed of traffic driving through the village.
“Concerns were raised that cars and lorries are not slowing down to 30mph as they enter the village and residents are keen to see signage improved to remind drivers to adjust their speed before they come into Roseisle.
“This is an issue that has been raised with Moray Council and Police Scotland in the past but local residents tell me they feel the problem is getting worse and they are keen for the authorities to revisit the issue and look at what more can be done.
”I’ve now contacted the authorities again and have asked for a new speed survey to be carried out and for the Council to look at signage in the area and whether this can be improved.
“I have also asked Police Scotland to consider the request from the community for patrols in the area to be stepped up.
SNP Councillor for Heldon and Laich Neil Cameron added
“I too have had concerns about speeding at Roseisle raised with me and I am now following up with officers in the Moray Council to ask how we can respond to those concerns and support the community to feel safe.
“The first step would be to carry out a new survey to assess the scale of the problem in the village and to allow the authorities to consider what action can be taken.”