OCC completes sign improvements

One of the first projects taken on by SAFER in March 2019 was the cleaning and documenting of all village road traffic and direction signs. As a result of this, in April 2019, SAFER submitted a report to OCC Highways department listing several signs needing repair,...

SID data

As previously reported the Speed Indicator Devices record data on traffic flows and speeds. An extract of this data is given to the Parish Council at their monthly meetings. Below is some of the data that has been collected over recent months. Note that the dates of...

Can you help with ideas?

Work on developing a Village Travel Network (VTN) continues and a recent meeting with Blenheim Palace representatives has secured their support and some funding to start mapping some of the early VTN routes.  The VTN initiative aims to create a network of safer...

Off to the Woodstock Road

After a month on the Combe Road SAFER’s SID was moved to the Woodstock Road to monitor traffic leaving Stonesfield. Although there is already a speed reminder at the village exit, SID records data so will give a clearer idea of what speeds are being done and when....

SID moves to Combe Road

In anticipation of the closing of Laughton Hill on May 18, one of the Speed Indicator Devices (SID) was moved to Combe Road. It will remain there for at least three weeks, the duration of the Laughton Hill closure. At the same time a updated report from the data held...

Village Travel Network

Planning for the VTN is now under way and a dedicated project team has been established made up of representatives from Bladon, Combe, Glympton, Hanborough, Stonesfield, Woodstock and Wootton (see map). The VTN initiative aims to create a network of safer walking,...

Improving travel safety

Cycle to School Signs New signage is now in place marking the route from Stonesfield to Woodstock for students cycling to The Marlborough School and using the approved route via the Blenheim Estate. The ‘School Cycle Route’ signs were designed by SAFER....

Gigaclear road closures

Oxfordshire Highways have granted Gigaclear a number of Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTRO) for road closures whilst the laying fibreoptic broadband cables in Stonesfield. Current TTROs are: Laughton Hill: May 18 – June 4 Pond Hill: June 7 – June 14 Church...

Thames Valley Police Community Speedwatch

Please find attached the 1st Community Speedwatch newsletter Regards PC 3146 Lee Turnham. Community Speedwatch Co-ordinator Joint Operations Unit, (Road Safety) Roads Policing Unit Amersham HP6 5AL Non Emergency Police number 101 CSW NEWSLETTER...

Two SID Stonesfield

Having had Stonesfield’s SID for a few weeks for a software upgrade, Morelock returned it on Saturday 12th December. It was reinstalled on the War Memorial location where it will remain over Christmas period. Instead of taking away the SID that had been on loan,...

New mirror on Laughton Hill

The mirror at the junction of Oxfordshire Way and Laughton Hill has finally been upgraded. This work was carried out by SAFER team on 10th & 11th November. Over the years there have been a number of incidents at this junction. The latest major incident was a...

SID returns to war memorial

After 3 weeks ‘on duty’ at the chicane, monitoring traffic leaving Stonesfield via Woodstock Road, SID returned to war memorial. For the next few weeks it will monitor speeds of vehicles entering Stonesfield on Woodstock Road in SAFER’s ongoing effort to improve...

SID back on Woodstock Road

As Combe Road is closed w/c 24th August, SID (Speed Indicator Device) was moved today (Sunday 23rd) to the chicane on Woodstock Road. This is a new location and gives speed readings for vehicles as far away as Greenfield Road. It will be there for a couple of weeks...

Oxfordshire County Council respond

Oxfordshire County Council Highways department (OCC) have acknowledged receipt of SAFER’s report and the request for a ‘next steps’ meeting. Unfortunately OCC informed SAFER that Covid relief measures are taking an unforeseen priority and other pre-existing...