As you know Holcot had applied and had been selected to take part in the 2017/2018 Community Speedwatch programme.
On Monday this week, Lisa (our volunteer coordinator) had received further details about the scheme and how it will be undertaken in Holcot, with the monitoring due in June and July.
In view of the fatal accident on Tuesday evening, the Police have now agreed that the scheme should be undertaken twice in Holcot this year, starting in two weeks time and then again on the original timetable.
If you have not already volunteered and are able to take part in either or both Speedwatch exercises (or would like further information) please contact Lisa Callan (email@example.com , 781230) as soon as possible.
February Speedwatch : we have the equipment for 6 weeks from 11 February.
Training will be held on Saturday 4th February 9:30-12:30 at Caroline Chisholm School, Wooldale Road, NN4 6TP
Although we have the equipment for 6 weeks, we will only monitor the traffic every other week. The dates for these are as follows:
Sat 18th – Sat 25th Feb
Sat 4th March – Sat 11th March
Sat 18th March – Sat 25th March
You will see boards going up in the next fortnight.
June Speedwatch : Holcot will be paired with Walgrave.
Training will be held at Caroline Chisholm school on 10 June 9:30-12:30, and Holcot will take delivery of the equipment on 17 June. The equipment is then exchanged between Holcot and Walgrave on alternate weeks over a 6 week period.
Please volunteer for Speedwatch if you can – it will need just a few hours commitment as each monitoring session is planned to last only about an hour.
As mentioned in the December parish newsletter, the Speedwatch campaign is part of a package of road safety measures that the Parish Council is seeking to implement to help control the already increased traffic arising from the A43 widening and Overstone Leys building works.
Included in this package are proposals;
- 20mph limits within the village, and 30mph to the edge of the inhabited area of the parish;
- a ‘gateway’ on Sywell Road to slow traffic;
- works to restrict the Poplars Lane/Walgrave Road and Back Lane/Moulton Road junctions to restrict high-speed rat running;
- A VASID moveable speed warning indicator.
Engineers are due to start finalising designs and costs of the proposals shortly. The speed limit proposals have to be approved by the relevant NCC Committee, which is due to meet on 7 February. Funding is provided by NCC from so-called “Section 106” contributions from the Overstone Leys developers, with a contribution from the Parish.
Updates will be posted as these proposals develop.