Speed Watch scheme in East Peckham UPDATE

Published: 22 January 2019

SPEED WATCH FOR EAST PECKHAM – AN UPDATE

Whilst the council was delighted that the issue has generated much interest, only three expressions of interest were received from people outside the council who were interested in helping to run and coordinate a scheme. It is with regret therefore that the council has decided not to take any further action at this time.

The council was hoping to acquire equipment with the support of 100% grant assistance. In the first year the costs would therefore have been negligible apart from having to pay for items such as insurance and consumable parts.

If there is renewed interest and more volunteer support, then the council will be more than happy to revisit this issue.

Would you like a SpeedWatch scheme in East Peckham

Some residents have voiced concerns about excessive speeds on our roads. To address the problem and with the help of a grant from our County Councillor, we’re considering purchasing a Speed Indicator Device. As we have to ascertain if there is community support we need your help. We need to prove the need for the scheme by identifying suitable locations and a team of volunteers who will be responsible for coordinating the scheme, the periodical relocation of the Speed Indicator Device and battery charging and changing. If you are interested and would like to find out more we would be delighted to hear from you. A decision is expected to be made on 21 January.