A ‘20’s Plenty’ meeting in Ramsgate will be held in November following a postponement of the original date due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
A new date has now been arranged for Wednesday, November 9, at the Comfort Inn, Victoria Parade, Ramsgate from 7pm – 8.30pm.
Organiser Cllr Karen Constantine said: “It was unfortunate that we had to postpone the planned meeting, but it was right to do so. I have been heartened by the amount of public interest that there is in the idea of a 20mph zone to cover part of Ramsgate to improve road safety.
“If we could combine this with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) I think we’d start to see dramatic improvements.”
The meeting was arranged in the aftermath of the tragic deaths of Yoram Hirshfeld, 78, and his daughter Noga Sella, 40, and the serious injury of Noga’s young daughter after being hit by a motorist in Leopold Street in August.
Following consultation which ended earlier this month a traffic order has now been made changing 10 Ramsgate roads to 20mph zones.
The roads covered by the new speed limit:
ALBERT COURT, CHARLOTTE COURT, HARBOUR STREET and YORK STREET– For their entire length.
HARBOUR PARADE – From its junction with Military Road to its junction with Marine Esplanade.
HIGH STREET – From its junction with Harbour Street to its junction with Hardres Street.
KING STREET – From its junction with High Street to its junction with Broad Street.
MADERIA WALK – From its junction with Harbour Parade to its junction with Albion Place.
QUEEN STREET – From its junction with High Street to its junction with Leopold Street.
ROYAL PARADE – From its junction with Harbour Parade for a distance of 33 metres in a westerly direction.
A petition is also running by Ramsgate resident Emma Lloyd asking for the 20mph limit to be made throughout the town centre.
All are welcome to attend the meeting in November.