A WELSHPOOL resident wants to call time on speeding motorists in the Brook Street area of the town.
Philip Rees, of the Woodside area of Welshpool, has set up a petition after finding his cat had been run over last Tuesday afternoon.
He thinks speeding in the Brook Street/Woodside/Dolyfelin area of Welshpool is a major problem.
“It’s upsetting having to bury much loved family pets because of speeding and in the past I’ve seen other cats lying in the road but how long will it be before a child or an elderly person gets hurt. They would not stand a chance!
“Motorists tend to come from the road off the Raven Pub roundabout and they are doing well in excess of the 30 mile per hour speed limit.
“Time and time again cars zoom down the road, there’s a children's play park that the road has to be crossed to get to and it’s also a road that pensioners have to cross.
“Speeding in Welshpool, particularly on our back roads, is a major problem and something needs to be done about it.”
Mr Rees, who has lived in the Woodside area for three years, also told the County Times he has seen motorists failing to stop, completely ignoring the zebra crossing on that road.
He said: “This isn’t just a problem during certain hours of the day, it’s a problem all hours and has been all the time I’ve lived here.”
Mr Rees has approached Glyn Davies, Conservative MP for Montgomeryshire, regarding the matter.
“A speed camera is definitely needed, as well as a police presence,” added Mr Rees.
MP Glyn Davies said: “Unfortunately speeding on housing estates and in built-up areas happens far too often nowadays.
“My office has contacted Dyfed-Powys Police to ask whether a police presence could be maintained to monitor the situation on Woodside estate, and in particular instances of excessive speeding.”
Mr Rees’s petition can be found at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/speed-camera-for-brook-street-welshpool/ and he also plans on issuing a paper copy of the petition to residents.