Monk's Hill success
Published: 06 November 2023
Success in reducing speed on Monk's Hill
The speed limit on Monk's Hill outside the recreation ground is to be reduced from 60mph to 30mph, as agreed by West Sussex County Council. This will see much safer road conditions for those using the recreation ground, children's play area and car park.
Cllr Nigel Ricketts said: "We've been asking the County Council to reduce the speed limit at the top of Monk's Hill for years. It's never made sense to have a 60mph limit outside the Common and to us it was an accident waiting to happen. Thankfully, a recent change to the Council's speed policy meant out latest application was successful and we're now in discussion to get it reduced as soon as possible. We'd like to thank the 400 residents who signed our petition which showed local support for the change."
The 30mph zome will be extended around 300m north of its current location to give drivers plenty of notice to reduce their speed before reaching the Common. The Parish Council has also agreed to buy a new speed indicator device (SID) to be located on a lamppost mid-way down Monk's Hill to remind drivers of their speed and to monitor the speed of passing traffic.
Please get in touch if you'd like to help with speeding issues in the village, either by helping us with the SIDs or by joining our community speedwatch group.