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Proposed 40MPH

{Play}Speed limit change at Frees Avenue

Currently the 60MPH national speed limit comes into force BEFORE the entrance to Marlborough Cemetery.

Wiltshire Council has issued an order proposing to implement a 40MPH limit between the Cemetery and Rockley.

Over the last few years residents have appealed for more safety measures to protect pedestrians along Frees Avenue adjacent to the Rugby Club, Marlborough Common, Cemetery and the Wessex Ridgeway footpath.  Some measures, such as white posts to highlight regular crossing points, have already been implemented.  This proposed change is a response to our request for a speed limit review: our request to move the 60MPH out to the edge of The Common was rejected with the resulting proposal extending further.  

The Full traffic order consultation, including a location map, can be accessed online (after 16 November) where you can make comments until 11 December.  You can also download a PDF here: pdfCONSULTATION PACK.pdf637.61 KB



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Wiltshire Council proposes to make the above Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which will be to revoke The County of Wiltshire (C18 Frees Avenue and Hyde Lane, Marlborough) (40mph Speed Limit) Order 2015 and re-enact it in the above Order for administrative purposes and to introduce a 40mph speed limit on the following length of road:

C18 Frees Avenue, Marlborough, Preshute and Ogbourne St Andrew – from a point 25 metres south east of its junction with UC 167101 School Lane, Ogbourne St Andrew to a point 525 metres north west of its junction with The Common, Marlborough

Deposit copies of the Order, plans and Statement of the Council’s Reasons for proposing to make the Order may be inspected at the offices of Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge during normal office hours. Details of the proposed scheme may also be seen at Marlborough Library, 91 High Street SN8 1HD during the hours of 2pm to 7pm Monday, 9.30am to 5pm Wednesday and Friday 9.30am to 7pm Thursday and 9.30am to 1pm Saturday until 11th December 2023. Documents can also be viewed online at

Comments on the proposal together with the reasons for which they are made should be sent by post to reach the Traffic Order Team, Sustainable Transport, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN allowing 7 days, by email to or using the response form on the website at to reach the Sustainable Transport Group by 11th December 2023 quoting reference LJB/TRO/MARL40.

Statement of Wiltshire Council’s reasons for proposing to make the Order
RTRA 1984 Section 1 (1)
For avoiding danger to persons or other traffic using the road or any other road or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising.
In the interests of highway safety.
The request for the proposals came from Marlborough Town Council due to concern of pedestrian safety along C18 Free’s Avenue.

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road TROWBRIDGE BA14 8JN
16th November 2023

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