CONCERNS have once again been raised over speeding vehicles on a North Berwick road next to the town’s schools.

Claire Mackenzie, vice-chairwoman of North Berwick Community Council (NBCC), highlighted the problem of speeding cars on Grange Road at the group’s November meeting.

She is particularly concerned about the speed of vehicles travelling near the entrance to North Berwick High School and the town’s sports centre.

Mrs Mackenzie also raised the issue at the community council’s January meeting.

She said: “It is not safe there any more – cars are just going far too fast.”

She said it was only a matter of time before there was a serious accident on the road and she was hoping to raise the issue at a Community and Police Partnership (CAPP) meeting.

Ward councillor Jane Henderson attends the CAPP meetings and told the community council that local police officers were aware of the problem.

“The police said to me that they had caught up with one car so that is a start – they are aware of it,” she said.

However, long-serving community councillor Bill Macnair argued that it was difficult to travel at more than 30 miles per hour along Grange Road.

He said: “Most cars come along there at 25 or 28 [mph], which is within the speed limit.”

Mrs Mackenzie said she felt that that was still too fast, particularly when children were travelling to and from school.

Last November, Mrs Mackenzie said that she felt there had been a “vast increase” in both the traffic flow and its speed in the area.

She said: “I am concerned at the speed of the cars coming along Grange Road towards the sports centre from west to east.

“A growing number of cars don’t seem to recognise or respect that they are driving through a built-up area and past two schools.”

Mrs Mackenzie, who is a member of Law Primary School’s parent council and has two children at the school, hoped something could be done about the problems.

The next North Berwick CAPP meeting takes place in the town’s council chambers on Quality Street on Wednesday, from 7.30pm.