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Reducing speed, loss of livestock and accidents on the A4117 over Clee Hill Common

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The A4117 between Doddington and Clee Hill Village goes over common land which lies within the Shropshire Hill AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

On each side of this section of road is grazing for both sheep and cattle which is not fenced off, so livestock freely pass over the road and have done for many years.

There are road signs situated along Clee Hill Common warning drivers about sheep and livestock, but drivers can legally drive the 60mph national speed limit, and can overtake on parts.

Each and every year, without fail, sheep and lambs are hit by vehicles and killed, mostly due to the speed permitted on this section of road. The highest livestock death rate is in the Spring when lambs and ewes are re-introduced back onto the common after lambing. This obviously has a huge impact on farmers livelihood.

This year (2019), over 30 lambs and sheep have been killed or injured on this road. Please help to reduce this rate.

We would like the Council to reduce the 60mph National Speed Limit on this section of road.

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