A PETITION signed by more than 200 people who want 20mph speed limits introduced in their village has been submitted to the Government.

Residents in Barkston Ash, near Tadcaster, have launched a campaign calling for the current speed limit through their village to be cut from 30mph. They have been backed by Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams.

He submitted the petition to the Department for Transport, while Barkston Ash county councillor Andrew Lee has also sent it to North Yorkshire County Council’s highways department.

Campaigners claim drivers are ignoring the village’s warning signs and putting children in danger.

They say 20mph limits were already in place outside schools in Tadcaster and Boston Spa and this meant Barkston Ash should get the same treatment.

The issue will be discussed at next month’s parish council meeting.