A resident wrote to us about speeding...
"Can I mention about the speed of drivers going through the village. The side we live on has no kerbs so as you can imagine it's quite scary standing by the roadside waiting to cross. I think there should be more painted 30 signs actually
on the road as there are going through and towards Taunton. To be honest I think that average speed cameras need to be in place. From what I have witnessed as I am home all the time, the biggest culprits are large truck drivers and tractors. I would be happy
to help in anyway gathering evidence if I thought it could help in some way. Buying a house on the road wasn't one of our better ideas."
A Community Speedwatch team has been operating in our village for around 16 years. It provides a valuable service to our community encouraging motorists passing through to keep to the legal speed limit of 30/40 mph or less.
There have been a number of incidents and "near misses" in recent months, which can be particularly hazardous for pedestrians and children. Since the group was set up, the average number of passing vehicles "speeding" has been reduced from about 10% to under 2%.
To promote continued safety on our local roads, Community Speedwatch is seeking additional volunteers. You would receive police training and help organise sessions, usually in teams of three people, to observe and record speeding vehicles. When time permits there is a uniformed police presence during sessions, which is a helpful support.
Why not consider joining the Curry Rivel Community Speedwatch team? Even if you can only spare one or two hours per month, it really boosts our effectiveness in helping to keep our roads safer for everyone.
Interested? Then please call Robert Crowley, Community Speedwatch Co-ordinator, on 01458 259434 or email: email@example.com
More news from Curry Rivel
Welcome to SORTED! November 2019, with all your festive collection dates, how to cut out Christmas plastic, and much more.Plus scroll down for:Yes, we do collect aerosolsMissed collections — the easy guideRecycle More's new vehicles If this e-newsletter is useful, do forward it to others and urge them to sign up on SWP's website (we have nearly 10,000 subscribers — more...
The Parish Council are pleased to announce the re-introduction of our Parish Council Shorts! The aim is to provide a quick summary of the key issues arising from the most recent meeting. 1. Planning applications at Portfield, Heale Wold and the Dovecot in Heale Lane were approved.2. Changes to publishing Parish Council minutes- in future draft minutes will be issued to the website within 2...
Chris Cox is running a general first aid training session on Sunday 26th January from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Langport Red Cross Centre. Open to all, the course is entirely practical and will teach and give practice in the basic skills necessary to preserve life and stabilise casualties until the professionals arrive.Topics will include Heart Attacks, Strokes, Severe bleeds, Choking, Allergic...
St Catherine's Church
URC Chapel, Wiltown
St Andrew's Church
St Martin's Fivehead