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Resident raises concern with e-scooter speeds

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A Thatcham resident has raised concerns over the use of electric scooters in the town.

The individual discussed the issue in an online council surgery held on March 10 with councillor Mark Lillicrop and mayor John Boyd.

Mr Boyd (Lib Dem, Thatcham Thatcham Colthrop and Crooham) said, in a full Thatcham Town Council meeting held on March 28, that many of the councillors around the chamber may share the individual's concerns, with a rise of e-scooter riders who use the roads but "don't have to obey the roads".

The councillors raised concerns over the speed of e-scooters
The councillors raised concerns over the speed of e-scooters

"It's the speed of them," added deputy mayor Jeff Brooks (Lib Dem, Thatcham West).

He noted that if there were a set speed limit, the problem may start to diminish.

He added: "They have a part to play in getting people out of cars, that don’t feel safe being balanced on a bike but might feel safe on a scooter."

Mr Boyd said: "We will see what can be done."

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