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West Down Parish Council

20 MPH Speed Limit in West Down

In order for West Down Parish Council to progress to Express an Interest with Devon County Council to have the speed limit reduced in the village, one of the criteria we have to meet is to have a Community Speed Watch Group.

Many parishioners have requested that the speed limit is reduced, and have raised concerns about speeding in the village and on Ilfracombe Hill.  The Parish Council have been happy to facilitate the start of this process.  The Chair of the Parish Council, Councillor Sue Ayre, has set up the West Down Community Speed Watch Group with Devon and Cornwall Police.  Currently there are two members.  There is a registration process and some online training to complete.

Councillor Ayre has circulated information to members of the community that had previously expressed an interest.

Please contact the Clerk ( or Councillor Sue Ayre ( if you would like to become involved.

Without the speed watch group and the support of the community the criteria will not be met and the Parish Council cannot express an interest for the reduction of the speed limit.

11th July 2022