The roads in several parts of Eastbourne could soon be much safer thanks to an initiative agreed this week.

When councillors met at Wednesday’s full council meeting, Councillor Jane Lamb (Conservative, Meads) proposed crucial improvements to make the scheme much more effective. She gained approval for a cross-party group, to work with campaigners and residents, to reduce speed limits in areas blighted by speeding motorists. This will identify which areas of the town suffer the most in order to prioritise safety measures.

Cllr Lamb’s suggestion to benefit residents’ safety and improve air quality, was passed without dissent. “There are real issues in areas where pedestrians and vehicles mix in close proximity”, explained Cllr Lamb. “Although it’s important that we retain thoroughfares to enhance vehicle flow and avoid gridlock.”

Once approved, the idea was added to the motion for a 20’s Plenty speed limit in parts of Eastbourne to ensure both residents’ safety and improved air quality.