A PARISH council in Herefordshire has said there is absolutely no reason for a driver to be going 70mph through a sleepy village.

A speed indicator device, which displays the display vehicles are travelling, was installed in Ewyas Harold, in the Golden Valley, last year.

The device, which came as a result of hard work by Ewyas Harold Parish Council, is in Pontrilas Road, on the outskirts of the village between Hereford and Abergavenny.


After it was installed, the council said it hoped the road would be "a safer place for all residents."

A post on the village Facebook page, where the parish council shares messages, said "by all accounts" the speed device was "making a positive difference already".

But now the council has said the device has recorded speeds of 70mph coming in and out of the village, which has a 30mph speed limit.


"Of course, there is just no justification for driving at that speed in an area frequented by residents, children, dogs and horses," a spokesperson said.

"The police will be about more to support speed reduction in all areas of the village.

"They will also be targeting mobile phone use whilst driving."