MP calls for speed reduction in village
CONCERNS have been raised about the high speed limit set through one Towy Valley village.
Residents in Capel Gwynfe have expressed fears over the current 60mph limit through the small area and say the village is plagued by speeding.
Now Jonathan Edwards, MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, is calling for the present national speed limit on the road to be reduced to a more reasonable pace.
Mr Edwards said almost all of the residents he spoke to in Capel Gwynfe raised the issue of speeding traffic outside their homes.
Some residents said they would like to see a more appropriate speed for traffic travelling through the village so they did not have to fear for their safety.
He said: "My street surgeries are a great way of speaking directly with my constituents in their home patch.
"Public transport links are poor in many of the areas I represent, so I try to make it as easy as possible for people to raise matters with me.
"Without doubt the speed of traffic through the village is of huge concern to the residents of Gwynfe."
The MP said in fairness road users are more than likely to be travelling within the 60mph national speed limit which is currently in place.
"But I agree with the local residents that 60mph is not appropriate for vehicles to travel through the community.
"Many country roads have alternative speed limits for areas where there is housing," he added.
Mr Edwards has now contacted Carmarthenshire Council and asked the authority to look favourably at changing the speed limit through the village.