20mph speed limit for Surbiton schools

Roads around schools in Surbiton are set to become 20mph zones.

At their meeting on 4 November the Council endorsed a proposal made by Councillor Richard Hudson, which had been previously rejected by Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee, to introduce 20mph zones around school entrances.

Councillor Richard Hudson, Lead Member for Capital, Projects and Contracts, said:

"The introduction of 20mph zones is excellent news for children and parents in Surbiton, now the neighbourhood committee has been authorised to implement my proposal I hope to see its speedy introduction

"The Council supports the principle of 20mph zones around schools, however, other 20mph zones need to be implemented only after there has been proper consultation, with an excellent response in favour and with independent evidence which supports the effectiveness of such traffic calming measures.

"Reducing the speed of traffic around school entrances should improve the safety of everyone who uses the roads and pavements in the area."

The Council agreed to return the decision for the delivering the wider scheme that had been proposed to Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee. Consideration will be given to expanding the scheme to more roads in Surbiton by the neighbourhood committee after a review announcement on council consultation has been completed.