Pair seek views on 20mph in Queens Park area

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Labour councillors are asking for residents’ opinions on proposed road safety measures in Queens Park.

The campaign is in response to a request received by the ward councillors for Queens Park to introduce lower speed limits in and around residential areas.

Councillors Mohammed Masud and Mohammad Yasin are urging Queens Park residents to take part in ongoing consultations and give their view on the new proposed reductions in the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph.

The Queens Park roads listed in the consultation will include Ford End Road, Honey Hill Road, Hurst Grove and all the streets near the schools.

The reduced speed limit will also benefit vulnerable road users such as cyclists.

Councillor Yasin said: “Speeding and illegal parking on the street corners are very serious problems in Queens Park and we have listened to the concerns expressed by local residents.

“We are using our ward fund to get these improvements implemented.

“We are requesting the local residents to give their views on this new scheme and the response so far has been great.

“Our residents views are very important and we always take their views very seriously as this is a very important issue.”

Consultation started on April 11 and will continue for three weeks.

The two councillors have had recent sucess in having yellow lines painted on street corners in Queens Park to prevent reckless parking in the area after consulting with local residents.

Councillor Masud said: “Already the yellow lines have stopped reckless inconsiderate parking on corners, making the area safer for pedestrians and other road users.”

Details of the proposals of all the roads involved can be found at

If you are a resident who would like to make your voice heard please contact Cllr Yasin, Bedford Borough Labour Group at or 07971 835864 or Cllr Masud at 07974 276944. You can follow Bedford Borough Labour group on twitter @BedfordLabourGr or visit their website

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