A LUDLOW councillor says that a long await scheme to slow traffic outside a primary school in the town has resulted in vehicles going faster.

After years of discussions, a road safety scheme has been installed by Shropshire Council outside Ludlow Primary School on Sandpits Road.

But the councillor says it doesn’t work and If anything, it speeds up traffic approaching the school gates.

“This is not the scheme we expected”, says Shropshire Councillor for Ludlow East Tracey Huffer.

“After years of discussions, a scheme for improving road safety outside the school has been implemented.

“There are new signs and new road markings. The centrepiece of the scheme is a raised table, a wide road hump. But the table is too low. It has no effect on the speed of traffic. If anything, it is speeding traffic up because it is so smooth. It is a hump with no bump.”

Mrs Huffer is now calling for an urgent site meeting with highways officers, parents and residents to discuss how the scheme can be improved.

There has been a campaign for a safety scheme outside the school by parents, school governors and councillors for several years.

The concern has been traffic travelling faster than is safe and poor parking.A scheme was approved and was installed after an extensive closure of Sandpits Road by Seven Trent Water and other providers.