Community Speedwatch restarts

SAFER’s Community Speedwatch volunteers carried out their first session of 2022 on Wednesday 1st June. The high-vis jackets acted as a deterrent for almost all of the drivers. Now further sessions are planned at Thames Valley Police approved sites throughout the...

The background to 20mph

Ten frequently asked questions. 1. Why 20mph?Approximately 70% of the through roads in Stonesfield have no pavements and there are sections which are not wide enough for two vehicles. The stopping distance of a vehicle travelling at 30mph is twice the distance of a...

Community Speedwatch volunteers wanted

Following successful implementation of the 20mph speed limit, SAFER, the Parish Council road safety working group, is recruiting volunteers to join its Community Speed Watch (CSW) team. We are looking for individuals to help run speed surveys in the village as part of...

Signs of a safer Stonesfield take shape

Installing 20mph signs in Stonesfield On 17 February 2022, works started to replace all the speed limit signage in the village, reducing the limit from 30mph to 20mph. In November 2018 a community-based survey was launched in the village to deal with the concerns of...

Moving to 20mph

On 19 October Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet voted to endorse proposals to make it simpler, quicker and less cost prohibitive to lower speeds to 20mph on most urban areas and village streets in places where it is both suitable and supported by residents. The...

SID2 becomes permanent

Since December 2020, Stonesfield has had two Speed Indicator Devices (SID) in operation at various places in the village. The second SID was on loan from the manufacturer, Morelock. In August 2021 Morelock asked for the unit to be returned but also offered the...

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...