New speed limit in operation at Memsie

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The speed limit at Memsie has been reduced to 40 miles-per-hour following on from the proposals confirmation in April.

Aberdeenshire Council had given residents three weeks to voice objections to the plans earlier this year, but had received none. As a result, the plan to reduce the speed limit was given the go ahead.

The works, which include the installation of new speed limit signs in Memsie are believed to have cost Aberdeenshire Council in the region of £2,5000.

Fraserburgh and District Councillor Ian Tait had launched a campaign with local residents to install cameras at the site to catch and prosecute drivers failing to abide by the law, receiving over 50 signatures from local people in support of the proposal.

However, Grampian Police, responding last year, said that they were not aware of suitable equipment for the proposal.

Councillor Ian Tait said at the time of a public consultation being held: “I am purely in support of the speed limit reduction.

“I was approached by residents of Memsie and called a public meeting, in which we achieved a range of solutions including the re-signage at the junction.

“I have spent a lot of time and effort working for improvements for this dangerous junction,” he added.

“I also got safety surfaces put down to indicate to drivers the dangers of this junction.”