SLOW DOWN PLEASE!

Please keep your speed down

Please keep your speed down

Residents are appealing to motorists to slow down on Souldrop High Street following an incident by the green on Saturday 30th July.
“Even though the speed limit is thirty miles per hour, considering the blind bend near the green, that doesn’t give much time to stop if there are kids or pets playing, or horse riders walkers or cyclists using the high street, especially during weekends and summer holidays” one resident commented. “Perhaps it’s time for traffic calming measures, maybe a 20 mile an hour limit or speed ramps” said another resident in discussion.

 

 

“A procession of at least four trial motorbikes tore through the village at a great speed last weekend, I estimate they were doing at least 45 miles per hour, had there have been a horse rider or child in the street coming the other way, they wouldn’t have stood a chance” added the resident (who didn’t wish to be named)

Blind bend near the green

Blind bend near the green

So we at Souldrop.biz appeal to all motorist users of the roads through Souldrop to take that extra care and vigilance when driving through the village, especially throughout the summer holidays. We suggest a maximum of 20 miles an hour and please be mindful to slow down for the bends near the green. Today’s incident is a warning shot across the bow, next time god forbidding, the incident could involve a child, cyclist or horse rider.

So Motorist’s and Motorbikers, Please slow down when driving through the village!

Motorists, please slow down whilst driving through Souldrop Village

Motorists, please slow down whilst driving through Souldrop Village

 

Possible power outage for village in ‘cut-back’

Workmen have began removing branches and cutting back trees near to the Souldrop village electricity pylon network supplying the neighbourhood. Work started last week near the Bedford Arms and armed with a ‘cherry picker’ truck, the workmen will progress their way along High street towards Back Lane and Chapel Lane over the next week or so. The dangers of a branch falling on the power and telephone lines doesn’t bear thinking about, the consequences could be a lengthy power outage for the village or worse it could cause a fire. This is obviously an important job that requires regular service, it’s seems Souldrop’s ‘cut-back’ is long overdue.
We understand the power supply grid network company has already informed any residents that this ‘cut-back’ will apply to.

We have also heard there may be ‘minimised power outages’ to areas of the village as the foliage incursion in certain places will require a short power cut for safety reasons, whilst the offending growth is cleared.