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10-year-old’s battle cry heard by MP

Created on 04/09/2012 @ 15:18


A determined Primary School pupil is leading a campaign to stop motorists speeding through her village.
Ten-year-old Maisy Williams is concerned that drivers are ignoring a 50 MPH speed limit on the stretch of the B4393 that runs past her house in Llandrinio.
She has lobbied the media, civil authorities and the police and has made such an impact that Montgomeryshire MP Glyn Davies paid her a visit to see the problems for himself.
After meeting Maisy and her family, Mr Davies said: “Maisy is absolutely correct to be worried about traffic speeding past her house. I am very pleased she has asked me to help. Having visited Maisy it’s clear that some motorists are not observing the speed limit as they should.
“The stretch of road runs through a built-up area. It’s extremely hazardous to cross the road safely. It is important to maintain the safety of pedestrians as well as the convenience of motorists, and I will be raising the issue with the Police and Powys County Council to check what steps can be taken to stop excessive speeding.”
Residents at nearby Four Crosses have also raised their concerns that the new bypass has encouraged speeding motorists and have also formed an action group.
PICTURE: Montgomeryshire MP Glyn Davies meets young campaigner Maisy Williams at the Llandrinio trouble spot.
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