New speed limit signs could be erected in a north Powys village following concerns about speeding motorists.

Councillors at Llangedwyn Community Council say measures are required due to the speed of vehicles travelling through the village of Pen Y Bont, Llanerch Emrys - and are considering a number of options. The village lies on the main road between Oswestry and Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant, a tourist route towards tourist destinations in the Berwyn Mountains and Bala.

Now, new measures including so-called step-down speed limits, which involve gradually reducing the speed limit from 60 to 30 via a 40mph 'buffer zone', could be implemented after being discussed at the community council's September meeting.

"Concerns were expressed at the speed of vehicles travelling through Pen Y Bont, Llanerch Emrys," said a spokesperson.

"It was suggested that 40mph signs should be placed further away from the village before the existing 30mph signs - and also whether solar powered signs with flashing lights could be installed temporarily or permanently to encourage drivers to slow down."

Elsewhere in the area, a plan to install signage at Bwlch Y Ddar is set to be investigated after a number of vehicles became stuck on an unmade lane due to a sat nav error - with farmers then required to pull them out.

Meanwhile some slow progress is being made on the continuing problems of potholes on north Powys roads, the council says.

"Potholes in the local area are gradually being dealt with," they added.

"Major potholes at the entrance to Scrwgan Lane and at points along the lane are still awaiting rectification, as are those in Priddbwll Lane. Powys County Council have earmarked Llangedwyn to Llandillin road to be addressed next summer."

Mr J Maccall, Landlord of the Penybont Inn, Pen Y Bont, Llanerch Emrys was also welcomed as a new member of the Community Council, leaving one more vacancy.

The next meeting is to be held in Llangedwyn Village Hall on Tuesday, October 19 starting at 7pm. Members of the public are invited to attend or submit any issues for discussion via the Llangedwyn Community Website, councillors say.