Peter Smith, Chief Executive of the popular Wildwood Wildlife Park near Canterbury will give a speech to Canterbury City Council's, Joint Transportation Board at the Guild Hall 7.00pn Tuesday 21st June.

Peter is calling on the speed limit on the A291 between Sturry and Canterbury to be lowered to 40 miles per hour.
 
Peter said "The A291, Herne Bay to Canterbury road,  outside of Wildwood, needs a lower speed limit. The stretch of road in question is an accident blackspot which has claimed lives and caused injury to many local residents, most recently a motorcyclist who sadly died on the road in March of this year.  Its long curves encourage drivers to drive too fast and visitors who come to Wildwood by bus find the crossing the road stressful due to speeding cars giving them little or no time to cross. "
 
Wildwood Trust's growing popularity our promotion of public transport as part of our commitment to reducing our environmental impact means that many thousands of visitors take the bus and this number is increasing.  Wildood offers half price admission to bus users and free entry to selected community groups who visit us by public transport. We feel that by offering customers an incentive to travel by public transport we are helping families to do their bit for the environment by leaving the car at home for the day.
 
Peter is supporting Wildwood's local councillor, Tony Austin, who is proposing this measure. While no Wildwood visitors have been hurt on the road, we would like to see the stretch outside Wildwood made as safe as possible for visitors both to Wildwood and the Wealdon Forest business park.