Your Street needs YOU!
Without breaking any rules, Stinchcombe Speed Watch has been busy throughout the pandemic. Following our Committee meeting on 2nd July, here is our latest news.
Speed Monitoring on The Street
Community speed watch monitoring recently began on The Street. It is vital as a way of demonstrating our community’s commitment to tacking the speeding problem. Without that evidence we may not get approval to use a vehicle-activated sign at locations on The Street. Enforcement monitoring by the Police, although very welcome, is not a substitute for the involvement of residents.
Call for volunteers
We desperately need some more volunteers to assist Trudy and Cherry. Taits Hill Road veterans are currently helping out, but we can’t expect them to do that long term. Come on all you public-spirited residents of The Street! All it takes is a few minutes training and as little as one hour a month. The timing of the sessions is flexible – weekdays or weekends, daytime or evenings before dusk. Our new speed gun is much lighter than the old ones. And abuse from motorists has really not been a problem. In fact, we get the thumbs up more often than the finger.
Please contact our Co-ordinator Ava if you can help.
Speed Watch “Good Practice” Meeting 29th July
Together with District Cllr Catherine Braun, we’ve been instrumental in setting up this online meeting. Our County Councillor, District Councillors, high level Police and Highways representatives and people from other local parishes will be attending. We intend to use the meeting to help fine tune our imminent applications for 1) a vehicle-activated sign and 2) a speed limit review for the bottom end of Berkeley Road.
Automated Traffic Survey on Taits Hill Road (19th – 25th May)
This was funded privately by Committee members to support our application for a vehicle-activated sign. The data came in extremely handy for our detailed and critical comments on the proposed Taits Hill Road development. We want to raise £250 to do the same on The Street.
Our first AGM will be held at the Village Hall on Wednesday 29th September, starting at 7.30 pm. Save the date if you have an interest in road safety in Stinchcombe.