Mobile speeding signs in operation
Parish funds two units which are triggered by speed and can be moved around village
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.
“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.
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.
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.”
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