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.
Between 1st February and 2nd March traffic was monitored on four occasions, one having been cancelled due to poor weather, at a range of locations in Stonesfield. Each Community Speed Watch session lasts around 90 minutes and the speeds of over 300 vehicles were checked. Of these vehicles six were recorded as exceeding 35mph in the village and their details passed on to Thames Valley Police. Reports of activities are also provided to the Parish Council at their monthly meetings.
Over the coming months it is planned that these checks will take place weekly subject to weather conditions and availability of volunteers. However these have been suspended in view of coronavirus. Hopefully the situation returns to normal in a few weeks.
SAFER is looking for more volunteers who are able to give their time to support Community Speed Watch surveys. This amounts to roughly 2 hours a month but SAFER is very flexible and would appreciate any realistic offers of help.
SAFER volunteers would like to thank Stonesfield residents who stop and express their appreciation of Community Speed Watch and the impact it has on slowing down traffic in the village.
SAFER is a Stonefield Parish Council working group made up of some Parish Councillors and other volunteers who live in Stonesfield. More information, and a link for volunteering, can be found at https://stonesfield.online/safer/