Mo­bile speed­ing signs in op­er­a­tion

Parish funds two units which are trig­gered by speed and can be moved around vil­lage

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

COUN­CIL­LORS are hop­ing new ini­tia­tives will help win the fight against speed­ing mo­torists.

Chal­font St Giles Parish Coun­cil has in­stalled two mo­bile ve­hi­cle-ac­ti­vated signs, which warn driv­ers when they travel too fast.

The were pur­chased through Buck­ing­hamshire County Coun­cil’s lo­cal area fo­rum af­ter con­cern from vil­lagers, it was an­nounced at last Thurs­day’s parish coun­cil an­nual meet­ing.

Parish coun­cil chair­man Gor­don Pa­trick said: “I think peo­ple no­tice it [a sign] and they do slow down.

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“I think they’re [the signs] worth it be­cause they make peo­ple aware they’re in an area with speed con­trol.”

The signs have been in op­er­a­tion for a month and are moved around the vil­lage.

Parish coun­cil­lor Des Bray said the signs were a good idea as peo­ple tend to only slow down if they know a cam­era is there, and be­cause the signs are moved around, driv­ers will have to be more aware of their speed.

He said: “If peo­ple see a speed cam­era in one place they take more no­tice of it.

“They have been very well re­ceived. They’re ef­fec­tive.”

It was also an­nounced at the meet­ing that £4,000 has been given to lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions over the past year, in­clud­ing a £2,000 grant to Chal­font St Giles Youth Club.

Mr Pa­trick said: “We look at the or­gan­i­sa­tions which ac­tu­ally help the res­i­dents, but we feel that we’d like to help where we can.

“It’s

very

im­por­tant

BREAK­ING THE TAPE: School­child­ren took part in a fun run or­gan­ised by Mis­bourne Matins Ro­tary Club and the win­ning boy and girl in each age group re­ceived a £10 voucher from Fox’s, of Amer­sham. The win­ners were;

Wil­liam Alexander, Dave­nies School; Megan Atwell, St Mary’s School, Ger­rards Cross

Rosa Wil­liams, Ger­rards Cross CoE; Fred­die Fer­ris, Iver Heath Ju­nior School that th­ese or­gan­i­sa­tions don’t fall by the way­side. They all need help from the parish coun­cil.”

Other works have also been un­der­taken, in­clud­ing im­prov­ing fenc­ing by the vil­lage pond and ren­o­vat­ing the High Street War Me­mo­rial and chil­drens’ play equip­ment in the play­ing fields.

Mr Pa­trick

said: “Every­body was quite happy with all the work we have done over the year.

“The vil­lage is start­ing to look nice and smarter now.”

Which roads do you think have the big­gest speed­ing prob­lem? Email our let­ters page at buck­snews@trin­i­tysouth. co.uk.

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