Speed reduction measures in Ballyholland welcomed

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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sineadennisballyhollandLocal Councillor Sinéad Ennis has welcomed the speed reduction measures put in place in Ballyholland. There has been rising tensions in the Ballyholland area regarding speeding motorists and the safety of children catching the school bus at Rockfield Heights. Speaking to Newry Times, Cllr Ennis said, “Over the last few months we have been requesting that Transport NI extend the safety barrier at Rockfield Heights because it’s simply not long enough to provide adequate protection to the children catching the school bus from there. “I have also asked council to look into erecting a permanent bus shelter here also. We have carried out a door to door consultation with residents, assessing their concerns and collecting names for a petition.
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30th-nov-2016-small-box“We have presented this petition to Transport NI, in the hope that we can have a meaningful engagement with them and other stakeholders to find a resolution to end speeding through the village. She continued, “Through my position on the Policing and Community Safety Partnership, I was able to raise these concerns with superintendent Paul Reid and Inspector Nigel Henry. “I asked that they: Increase their visibility in the Ballyholland area through regular speed checks; and that they make available their mobile speed trailer in Ballyholland. Article continues below: 2nd-dec-2016-big-boxEnnis added, “I am glad that they have listened to my concerns and have erected their mobile speed trailer in Ballyholland. Hopefully this will act as a deterrent in the coming weeks and months until further permanent measures can be introduced in Ballyholland.”

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