Councillor meets with local Inspector

Councillor Owen has voiced her concerns at those ignoring the 50mph speed limit at Balmedie.
Councillor Owen has voiced her concerns at those ignoring the 50mph speed limit at Balmedie.

Ellon councillor Gillian Owen met with Inspector Jamie Harrison at Ellon Police Station on Monday, April 4 to discuss Operation RUBY and ongoing traffic concerns.

She said: “I highlighted Main Street, Newburgh, South Road, Riverside Road and Hillhead Road.

“These and a number of other streets are being looked at and speed signs will appear from time to time.

“Best thing to do is keep to the speed limit.”

Cllr Owen added: “The A90 between Tipperty and Balmedie is being upgraded and there is currently a 50mph limit between Balmedie and Blackdog.

“There are a number of motorists ignoring this and I must warn you that this road is being targeted and enforcement is being carried out.

“Also beware, because of the speeders, average speed cameras are looming so do watch your speed.”

Cllr Owen concluded: “School traffic is a worry and to help this the police have secured funding from the Community Planning Partners and the Community Safety Partnership to produce signs to put up at school fences which should stop anyone dropping off on the zig zag markings outside all schools.”