A CAMPAIGN to slow down traffic going through a village on the main road between North and South Wales, is being backed by Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn.

Powys County Councillor Karen Laurie-Parry brought up the long-running campaign at an online public meeting organised by Mr Llywelyn.

The A470 runs through Erwood, which is about six miles south east of Builth Wells.

Cllr Laurie-Parry said there have been incidents of drivers losing control and crashing into hedges there.

For the last year, Erwood Community Council has had a team of volunteers clocking vehicle speeds as they go through the village, and sharing its findings with police officers.

Cllr Laurie-Parry, said: “We’re desperately seeking to have more traffic calming measures in Erwood.

“It’s only a very short distance through the village but the actual camber of the road drops and bends

“It is causing great concern.

“What we want is signs with flashing lights so that people when they enter the village slow down, there have been lots of near misses there.

“Do you have any advice?”

Mr Llywelyn, explained that there are several different organisations that were part of the decision-making process.

The Trunk Road Agency that manages the network on behalf of the Welsh Government and  Powys County Council’s Highways department which is where the Police link in.

Mr Llywelyn, said: “Sadly – and I have to be blunt – it’s hard to change it.

“Signage would be the responsibility of the highways department and the trunk road agency,

“Sadly I don’t have a magic wand but I’m more than happy to support you.”

He added that he would visit the village in the next few weeks to see the problem at first hand.

Cllr Laurie-Parry said that they would keep “knocking on the door” and with his support, “it could open.”