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Hertfordshire County Council to look at plans for 20mph limit in town
Ambitions to turn Watford into a 20mph town have been given a jump start as county politicians are set to look at the proposals.
Hertfordshire County Council will examine the possibility of implementing blanket 20mph zones on Thursday.
Thus far the ruling Conservative administration at county hall has rejected proposals to cut the speed limit in all no major roads in Watford, describing the scheme as "not appropriate" for the town.
However in December when North Herts District Council voted for a town-wide 20mph scheme in Hitchin, the county council explored the feasibility of such a scheme.
The move has triggered a special meeting of the county’s overview and scrutiny committee, which will hear from campaigners for the Watford scheme including borough councillor Peter Jeffree and Kevin Ambrose from 20’s Plenty Watford.
Politicians in Watford have been pressing for a town-wide scheme since all four borough council parties voted for in March last year.