Speeding crack down for Congleton Road


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Butt Lane Labour Councillors – Kyle Robinson, John Taylor and Sylvia Burgess following up traffic complaints on Congleton Road.

Labour Councillors have teamed up to promote a community speed watch initiative for the Butt Lane ward.  The Community Speed Watch scheme, already running across parts of the county, has been secured by partners working together at the Butt Lane Locality Action Partnership.  Congleton Road has been chosen for a trial as speeding is consistently highlighted as a problem in the area, most recently in a community consultation at the end of last year.

Local people could soon be monitoring traffic themselves, if there is more interest in the speed watch scheme.  Volunteers who have received training from police could use speed monitoring equipment on traffic.  The details of vehicles exceeding the limit are passed to police, who issue a warning letter to the registered owners.  Persistent speeders can be dealt with by the police. 

But now Councillors are calling for more volunteers to give a few hours of their time each month to use the cameras with PCSO’s and senior volunteers.  If more people get involved there is nothing to stop the project from spreading throughout other parts of Butt Lane and Kidsgrove. 

Councillor John Taylor said: “This is about local people taking control of their roads.  Congleton road has always been a problem for residents due to the increase in traffic and speeding.  Now that we have purchased the camera and equipment the project is ready to start up and we want more residents to get involved”.

Please email Kyle for more information on: 

kyle.robinson@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk

You can also visit the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership website:

http://www.staffssaferroads.co.uk/partners

Many thanks

Councillor Kyle Robinson

About cllrkylerobinson

Newcastle Borough Councillor and Kidsgrove Town Councillor for the Butt Lane Ward. Please visit my blog www.cllrkylerobinson.com Twitter @kyle_robinson22

Posted on February 8, 2013, in Butt Lane and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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