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AM secures police pledge over road safety near Pontfadog school

Clwyd South Assembly Member Ken Skates has praised police after a commitment to clamp down on speeding through a village.

The Labour AM has secured a pledge from North Wales Chief Constable Mark Polin that extra patrols will be deployed to enforce the 30mph limit through Pontfadog.

Mr Skates has previously urged Wrexham Council to do ‘everything possible’ to improve road safety outside the village school after being contacted by constituent Gayle Watkin, who said parents were growing increasingly concerned about speeding.

He said: “There have been numerous attempts to get something done about this problem, but residents’ pleas have previously fallen on deaf ears.

“I’m pleased that North Wales Police has agreed there is a problem and that Mr Polin has promised that action is imminent, and I hope to see Wrexham Council follow suit in the not-too-distant future.”

Mr Polin’s letter to the AM stated: “Arrangements have been made for additional patrols to enforce speeding limits on the B4500. A speed survey at the location has been approved with a view to GoSafe enforcing at the location in the future.”

Mr Skates has asked the council to consider flashing signs, speed bumps and a barrier outside the school gate as there is at present only a narrow pavement separating the grounds from the main road.

The council said: “The B4500, and in particular that length of this road within Pontfadog will be considered for such works during the 2015/16 financial year.”

Mr Skates added: “The headteacher Miss Atkinson-Corben and the school governors also want to see something done about this, so I am encouraged that we’re finally seeing some action to protect the children of Pontfadog.”