A WREXHAM village has now seen its speed limit reduced to 30mph - nearly two years after the incident which sparked the call for change.

Residents of Bettisfield, which lies on the border of Wales and England, have been campaigning to reduce the speed limit from 60mph to 30mph.

Simon Baynes MP for Clwyd South says that calls for change first came following an incident on Monday, April 12, 2021 when Yvonne-Lee Jones and her children narrowly avoided being run over on the canal bridge in the village.

Now, after nearly two years of waiting, the speed limit has officially been reduced from 60mph to 30mph.

He said: "I have campaigned hard to ensure a 30mph speed limit in Bettisfield following that very serious incident. I held a socially distanced meeting in Bettisfield on May 21, 2021 with residents, the local County Councillor and PCSO, and representatives of Maelor South Community Council, where road safety concerns in Bettisfield were discussed.


"I am delighted that the speed limit in Bettisfield has now finally changed to 30mph which is of vital importance in ensuring the safety of local residents.”

PCSO Dean Sawyer of the Wrexham Rural team added: "The speed limit has finally changed in Bettisfield after a long wait. The limit is now 30mph so please watch your speed.

"North Wales Police are aware and the location will be patrolled. Go Safe van could be there soon too."