|Jan 2021 - Update Report 16 - Oakley Green Road speeding and HGVs|
It is almost a year since the 7.5 tonne weight restriction was introduced on Oakley Green Road and still there are far too many heavy vehicles using the route. In spite of all the
restrictions we did manage to squeeze in a couple of lorry watches and several residents have also collected information but we now discover that Trading Standards claim to be unable
to pursue offenders due to lack of resources and (wait for it) too many incidences of lorries breaking the rules! We will be investigating this situation.
We know that many of you are concerned about the increase in speeding on our roads. Breaking the speed limit appears to be the “new normal”. With more of us than ever cycling, horse riding and walking this is a very dangerous situation and one that we hope to improve. As soon as restrictions allow, we will be mounting speed watches to prove to the Police that there is a real problem in our Parish.
Having spoken to our Community Policeman it would appear that the Police are aware of this trend and are becoming more willing to work with communities to crack down on speeding drivers. In conjunction with Bray Parish Council, we are looking to reduce the speed limits on several roads within our area.
Many of you will have seen the petition to reduce the speed limit to 30mph on a stretch of the A308 and we would also like to see the speed limit at the Northern end of Fifield Road reduced to 40mph. The promised reduction on the Oakley Green Road has still not been introduced but we are working hard to pursue this.