About Dry Drayton

Local news from the Dry Drayton Blog

Diary of Dry Drayton Events

Events around Dry Drayton

Is the A14 running?

Dry Drayton Parish Council

Dry Drayton Village Hall

Dry Drayton Key Contacts

Dry Drayton School and Village Association

Little Owl Pre-school

Other Dry Drayton Organisations

Dry Drayton Local Politics Page

Dry Drayton Facilities

Dry Drayton Newsletter

Dry Drayton Footpaths

Dry Drayton Weather

Recommendations from Dry Drayton folks

Natural History

Local History

Dry Drayton Business Ads

Dry Drayton Free Ads - find or get rid of stuff

Dry Drayton Food and Drink, including recipes

Local Links

Dry Drayton Community Speedwatch

 

Speedwatch comes to Scotland Road
 
Readers of the Dry Drayton Village Newsletter will no doubt already be aware of the Community Speedwatch activities at Scotland Road. Following a spate of speed-related incidents here earlier this year ­ wherein two cars were written off, two pedestrian lives put at risk, a set of concrete bollards wiped out and numerous pets killed ­ we have decided to do something about the speeding problem.

 

A recent police traffic survey revealed that 5777 drivers speed past our homes every week, almost 5000 of them heading northbound towards Dry Drayton. That's roughly 1/3 of vehicles (32%).

 

Our own Speedwatch activities confirm that most of the speeding occurs early morning from 5.30am on weekdays, and during the commuter hours, when traffic including commercial vehicles and even articulated lorries hurtle through at speeds of up to 58mph.

 

Sadly we missed out on the traffic calming measures introduced to the main village in 2004, but we¹re hoping to convince the council to support us in reducing the speed limit to 30mph, and also to introduce some form of traffic calming to make the speed reduction more effective.

 

We¹re grateful to all the law-abiding drivers who pass through Scotland Road ­ many of them our neighbours from Dry Drayton and surrounding villages. We hope you¹ll continue to support us in our bid to get the speeds down, before a more serious accident occurs and lives are lost.
 
Liz Potter on behalf of Scotland Road Community Speedwatch

 

Dry Drayton Community Speedwatch Volunteers

Some of the volunteers from Scotland Road Community Speedwatch, with John Fuller, Police Community Engagement Officer