Information related to planned siting of speed awareness signs
Following numerous complaints regarding speeding in the Parish, the Parish Council (PC) has obtained grant funding from our District Councillor to enable the purchase of a Speed Indicator Device (SID). There are a number of different types of SID, however the aim of all of them is to increase awareness of excessive driving speed through the use of a visual display.
The expectation of SIDs is that they will be rotated around a small number of authorised pre-designated locations within the Parish, and that the rotation between those sites is undertaken by local volunteers. The idea behind site rotation is that apparently once drivers become accustomed to a single site location, they become less responsive to the SID when it indicates an excessive speed has been monitored.
Note that prices vary considerably as a number of additional features are available such as red/green display, smiley/sad face, SLOW DOWN/ THANK YOU, speed data collection. Whilst we would wish to obtain the highest spec device possible, this will undoubtedly limited to available funds, however, if you have any views on this please let us know.
A number of considerations need to be taken into account when determining appropriate locations:-
A number of locations have been raised as concern and are listed below. Of these locations 1 & 2 are being proposed at this point in time.
As part of the SCC approval process it is necessary to consult residents adjacent to the proposed sites. This will be undertaken by writing formally to each of the adjacent residences. The PC will consider any responses before an application is made.
Additionally we are using this exercise as an opportunity to elicit feedback from all villagers regarding the proposals before an application is made. Please provide your comments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to: The Clerk, 17 Grays Orchard, Kirton IP10 0RE.
A decision regarding progressing with, and the nature of, approval is planned for the PC meeting on 14th May 2018
Communication will be via the K&F PC website, Twitter, The Kirton & Falkenham Review, and the Kirton Community & Countryside Conservation Facebook page. Feedback is requested by 6th May 2018.
Residents are also requested to advise if they wish to volunteer with the ongoing SID management process (eg the periodic movement of the SID between approved sites).