Road Safety in Stonesfield

The attached report consolidates a number of local road safety initiatives to present the case for reducing speeding in Stonesfield and making the village safer. These initiatives form part of the overall high level ‘Road Safety Strategy for Stonesfield.’...

Speed sign moves to Laughton Hill

As part of the ongoing speed awareness campaign in Stonesfield the Speed Indicator Device (SID) has been relocated to Laughton Hill (from the war memorial). There are limited locations within the village where SAFER is permitted to locate the SID without being in...

Change to speed monitoring in Stonesfield

As announced SAFER recommenced Speedwatch on Tuesday 23rd June following social distancing guidelines, having informed Thames Valley Police (TVP) of the resumption. Later the same day TVP asked that Speedwatch ceased further session for the time being, although they...

Additional traffic surveys in Stonesfield

On Friday 19th June Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) arranged the installation of three Automatic Traffic Counters (ATC) in The Ridings (pictured above) The Ridings, near Farley Close Pond Hill These ATCs use tubes laid across the road and measure volume and speed (in...

Community Speed Watch restarts its work

At the end of 2019 SAFER took delivery of a Morelock ‘Speed Indicating Device’ (SID) for use by the SAFER Community Speed Watch team. Now all the team have been trained in the monitoring and recording of traffic speeds in line with Thames Valley Police guidelines....

OCC start sign repair programme

In 2019 SAFER surveyed all the road traffic signs in Stonesfield and provided OCC with a list of those needing repair. Laughton Hill Sign 2019 SAFER have continued to follow up this with OCC and are pleased that OCC have now started the promised programme of repair /...

New signage in Stonesfield

A new road traffic sign appear on Laughton Hill last week. Following comments made by residents in the Stonesfield survey in 2018, SAFER have been working with Oxfordshire County Council (OOC) to improve road safety in the village. Last year, having cleaned existing...

New Boot Street mirror

The Boot St / Laughton Hill mirror was damaged in a fit of Halloween ‘festivities’, having been there for over six months. Now SAFER have installed a new and improved mirror, paid for by the Parish Council. Hopefully this will last considerably longer, providing...

Speedwatch checks continue

SAFER have continued the programme of speed checks on Laughton Hill, Woodstock Road and other main Stonesfield roads during the summer. The presence of high-viz jacketed SAFER team appeared to have a calming effect on drivers as, to date, very few vehicles have been...

Community Speed Watch

Now that Oxfordshire County Council have completed their traffic survey (see separate article for details) SAFER started the Community Speed Watch (CSW) traffic recording using the Traffic Technology radar purchased by Stonesfield Parish Council. This is the equipment...