A 40MPH buffer zone could be introduced in a village between Llangollen and Wrexham in order to curb speeding.

The Welsh Government is consulting on whether to bring in restrictions either side of Froncysyllte.

Currently drivers can travel along the A5 at speeds of up to 60mph on the approaches from Chirk and Llangollen, but it’s only as they enter the village that the limit lowers to 30mph.

However, officials from Cardiff have now outlined proposals to put a 40mph zone near both entrances.

The move has been welcomed by one community leader who believes it will help to improve safety.

Keith Sinclair, who lives in Froncysyllte and sits on Llangollen Rural Community Council, said: “Personally, I think it’s a good thing because we have had many instances of traffic going through the village above the speed limit.

“The buffer zone will help to reduce the speed of traffic going through the village.

“My key priority is the safety of the people of the village so I support the proposals.

“I would encourage people, whatever their views, to respond to the consultation so they can have an influence.”

The consultation was launched this week and comments are required to be submitted by May 15, 2019.

The proposals can be viewed by visiting the Welsh Government website www.gweddill.gov.wales

Cllr Sinclair, who is a member of the Labour party, added that paper copies can also be found at Froncysyllte Post Office.