Proposals for new measures to make it safer to cross the road in the centre of Newcastleton have sparked a heated debate among villagers.
A 20mph speed limit is already in place, with signs at either end of the village asking drivers to slow down if they’re exceeding that. However some drivers routinely flout the speed limit, so additional curbs are now being considered.
An initial proposal to create build-outs to reduce the crossing distance and improve visibility for pedestrians was considered but seems to have been shelved. Instead, Scottish Borders Council has offered to instal a light-controlled pedestrian crossing between the two halves of Douglas Square.
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