Traffic calming in a south of Butser village “isn’t working” with a junction close to a pub and school being labelled “a potential death trap”.

That’s the view of a councillor and some Clanfield residents amid growing concerns about the speeds of traffic around the Rising Sun.

Traffic calming measures were installed on Chalton Lane, East Meon Road and South Lane nearly a decade ago to slow the speed of vehicles entering the “old” village centre.

But residents who attended a council surgery at the Clanfield Centre on April 2 have called for more, with EHDC willing to offer speed cameras to the parish in a bid to slam the brakes on speeding drivers.

“The sharp bend before the shops (on South Lane) is a potential death trap according to some of the residents who spoke,” said district councillor, Chris Tonge.

“Whilst there is a traffic calming measure on Charlton Lane, approximately 300 meters before the pub, it doesn’t seem to be effective, and we heard of the need for speed cameras to mitigate this problem.”

Concerns were also raised about the capacity of local drains to cope with ongoing and persistent rainfall with reports of a blockage at the Rising Sun junction.

A resident of nearby Swallow Court told the audience she could not recall ever seeing a council or utility worker looking into the problem, with similar issues being recently reported on Chalton Lane.

The next councillors’ surgery will be held at the Clanfield Centre on Tuesday, May 7.