Labour MP Bill Esterson hopeful that new 20mph speed limit on Fo

Bill Esterson on Southport Road in Formby which will not have the new 20mph limit

Formby's Labour MP Bill Esterson said he hopes new measures to restrict traffic speed in the town will save lives.

Councillors are set to vote on introducing a 20mph limit on all of Formby's road - apart from Liverpool Road, Altcar Road, Church Road and Southport Road.

Labour Councillors, Catie Page, Nina Killen and Peter Maguire are all backing the move which is designed to improve road safety in the town.

MP Bill Esterson said the introduction of 20mph limits on the bulk of the town's roads was a move that was overwhelmingly supported by Formby residents.

Bill said: "Twenty-mile-per-hour zones have been proven to make residential roads safer, not just for children and older people, but everyone.

"No one wants to have speeding cars zooming past their homes. And the results of the consultation that Sefton conducted among residents showed that.

"The figures showed overwhelming support among Formby residents for 20mph zones.

"A total of 1,581 households in the affected area of Formby were consulted. Forty-two per cent of households responded to the consultation - 71% of whom were in favour of a 20mph restriction. 

"This just shows the level of support for this move here in Formby."

Bill said the speed restrictions would reduce the traffic speed, which would be a boost for the environment and make the roads safer.

Bill said: "But as well as all that, Formby is a lovely town. Why would anyone want to speed through it?"



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