Speed limit reduced in Forest towns

7 July 2010, 09:16 | Updated: 7 July 2010, 09:19

Cinderford and Newent to get 20mph zones

Two town centres in hthe Forest of Dean are to get a reduced speed limit in an effort to improve safety and encourage visitors.

Traffic in Newent and Cinderford will be slowed to 20mph by the end of the month.

Both towns are undergoing major regeneration work and its hoped the news safety measures will encourage more people to stroll and shop on the high streets.

At the moment, locals have said it can be tricky to cross the road.