Arncroach ready to apply the brakes

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A DECISION has been taken to install 20 mph speed limit through the village of Arncroach.

Councillors on north east Fife’s area committee last week decided a reduced limit was in the greater interest of the community, despite a concern being raised about the proposal by a member of the public.

Cllr Elizabeth Riches, East Neuk and Landward, welcomed the decision.

She has been discussing the next steps with Fife Council’s transportation service.

“New signs will be erected at the entrances to the village, markings painted on the road and small 20 mph signs erected along the village road,” she said.

Cllr Riches was also pleased that Fife Council was considering erecting a vehicle-activated sign that would warn drivers coming down the hill into the village if they were travelling too fast.

“These signs are a useful reminder to drivers who may not be too familiar with the area or who have not slowed sufficiently to 20 mph,” she added.

“ The sign will be solar powered, so that is an extra advantage.

“I look forward to these long-awaited improvements to make the village as safe as possible and will be asking the police to keep a special lookout once the signs are in place.”