POLITICIANS have renewed calls for safety measures to reduce speeding in Ruabon.

Clwyd South Member of the Senedd Ken Skates and local councillor Dana Davies have raised the issue on several previous occasions – and say more must be done to improve safety in the village.

Mr Skates said: “Speeding in Ruabon was raised a number of times on the doorstep during the recent election campaign, and I have already been contacted by constituents since being re-elected who want decisive action taken. This has been going on for years.”

Cllr Dana Davies said: “There is a play area just off the main road through the village, and as we get closer to the summer holidays parents will obviously be worried because of the speed some drivers are doing on a regular basis. It’s also a real issue for people trying to pull out onto the main road from the direction of the Pont Adam estate because of vehicles racing round the corner.

“We have asked Wrexham Council to consider a range of traffic-calming measures before now, and it’s clear this issue still needs addressing.”

Mr Skates has written to Wrexham Council and North Wales Police to call for coordinated action.

He said: “When we’ve contacted police about this issue previously, they have responded positively and we’ve seen increased speed checks and enforcement action. Those courses of action, however, are temporary. People want to see something permanent in place. Something has to be done.”

Other areas of concern highlighted by residents include Albert Grove and New Hall Road.

After working with Aldi to stop ‘boy racers’ congregating in the supermarket car park late at night, Mr Skates and Cllr Davies have also been pushing for a resolution to traffic noise issues highlighted by residents of the nearby Parklands Estate.

Go Safe teams have also monitored the short carriageway between the Ruabon roundabout and the A483 slip road.

Cllr Davies added: “I will press for further speed checks which could support a fresh request to Wrexham Council for restrictions on the stretch, and our local police team is instigating vehicle checks to ensure vehicle noise emission compliance.”