A 40mph speed limit has been imposed on Draycot Close, a country lane in Draycot Foliat south of Chiseldon.

Cars were previously allowed to drive at 60mph on the narrow single-carriageway road but Chiseldon parish Council applied to Swindon Borough Council for an order to lower the limit on safety grounds.

Parish council chairman Matt Harris said: “We have been approached by residents on a number of occasions asking us to address the speed of vehicles in the area.”

Borough councillor Jenny Jefferies said: “Although Draycot Close consists of a small number of houses it is on a blind bend and resident parking space is limited, with the need to reverse into the main road.