VILLAGERS came out in force to back a campaign to reduce speed on a Anglesey road which they say is causing them to "live in fear."

A 310 signature petition calling for a 20mph speed limit on the A5025 at Llanfachraeth was handed over to Anglesey county councillors on Friday, April 26.

Resident Bob Wright, who led the protest, said the village campaign highlighted the road's "unsuitability" for modern traffic, and that it was too narrow on blind bends, a danger to children getting on and off the school bus and that narrow footpaths contravened the Disability Discrimination Act.

The Anglesey MP Albert Owen was also called in to help and met with local residents.

Mr Wright said: " I am extremely pleased with the turn out as villagers descended on the village hall to hand over their petition.

“Even storm Hannah couldn’t keep people away.

"We’re all fed up with the amount of traffic through the village, it’s getting busier and it is only a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt.

"We live in constant fear. With three blind bends and inadequate pavements, a lower speed limit is the only option.

"The council have had six months to come up with a solution, a 20mph limit is the best we have. A councillor told me it will be ratified at the next full council meeting."

"During a recent village fun day a vehicle left 40 metre skid marks. They start (ironically) at the slow sign. Four cars have also been written off in six weeks.

An Isle of Anglesey County Council spokesperson said they shared the residents concerns and had highways officers have met with local representatives to discuss the situation.

“We are also working with colleagues in North Wales Police and liaising with the Go Safe Safety Camera Partnership regarding speed surveys and enforcement options."