THE speed of vehicles travelling along Clayknowes Road in Musselburgh has been branded “a hazard” by the town community council’s vice-chairwoman.

Betty Ramsden highlighted a particular problem outside the Co-op and feared that there could be an accident involving a child.

She told fellow community councillors at their recent meeting at the Brunton Hall: “They race up and down that road. Some of the cars are doing more than 30mph.”

Calling for speed bumps to be installed, she expressed concern that it was near Stoneyhill Primary School.

She also suggested making the area a 20mph zone – though part of the road already has a 20mph limit during school pick-up and drop-off times.

Councillor John Williamson said the issue was a “continuing priority” of the Community and Police Partnership for the area.

The meeting heard that the issue had also been discussed with East Lothian Council’s transportation department in the past.

Mr Williamson said a survey had been carried out showing the majority of vehicles were not speeding. The community council agreed to contact the local authority with the concerns about the road.