A MIDDLEWICH councillor has called for preventative measures to reduce speeding in Warmingham Lane.

Cllr Jonathan Parry, a Warmingham Lane resident, believes that traffic calming will not do enough to stop speeding drivers in the notoriously busy road.

“A lot of potential solutions have been tried on this road but so far none of them have worked,” he said.

“Traffic calming measures are not the way forward in Warmingham Lane. It has got to be something that’s preventative.

“Croxton Lane had a similar issue and residents there have told me they thought the problem was getting worse as because young drivers were trying to see how high they could make the speed indicator go.

“Chicanes would be a good idea for the road. They are low cost and low maintenance."

Between Friday, September 1 and Monday, September 4 Middlewich PCSO Paul Hewitt placed a speed indication display in Warmingham Lane to assess the problem.

The ‘Smiley SID’ was placed after concerns were raised by Cheshire East Council ward member Bernice Walmsley.

Cllr Walmsley said: “I would like thank our PCSO, Paul Hewitt for his help.

“There have been lots of reports of speeding in this area but getting hard information about the speeds drivers are doing has been difficult.

“We know that there is a problem there but on this occasion we haven’t quantitatively been able to prove this is the case.

“I, and other ward members for Middlewich, have met several times with east Cheshire highways officers to highlight the issues on Warmingham Lane and we will continue to seek an appropriate solution.

“The data from this exercise will give us valuable information.”