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By Haddenham Webteam - 27th March 2014 8:30am
Drivers are being encouraged to drive more slowly in Haddenham and other local Bucks villages, with the purchase of 14 new speed signs for this part of Buckinghamshire.
The Moveable Vehicle Activated Signs (MVAS), funded mostly by the County Council's Local Area Forums, with help from parish councils, will be moved around 40 locations across our area of Bucks. As well as Haddenham, these devices will also be located in and around Buckingham, Winslow and Long Crendon.
Concerns about speeding through towns and villages is a consistent priority which residents and parish councils raise through their local area forums.
Research has shown that these signs can help reduce speed by between 4mph to 7mph. They are transportable and powered by battery, so are easily transferable from site to site.
Haddenham Parish Council has recently been finalising the intended locations for the signs in the village, in consultation with Bucks CC. There are several parameters to be taken into account, including such potential concerns as the safety of cable runs along the verges and the risk of display screens flashing near to residents' windows. However, Chris Young, Chairman of the Parish Council's Environment Committee believes that all six camera positions have now been agreed. "We are now awaiting delivery of main unit and for the device mounts to be installed in the chosen locations."
The selected positions are:
- Thame road opposite Marriots Lane.
- Station Road on the east side of the railway bridge on south side of road.
- Aston Road outside of the Vines, just west of School entrance.
- Woodways south side of road outside No. 5, pointing towards Aylesbury.
- Stanbridge Road on the south side of Butt Furlong junction.
- Churchway on splinter island at the junction with Stanbridge Road.
This should be the final list assuming that none are compromised by the recent rash of Tiggywinkles signs.
County Councillor Warren Whyte, Chairman of the Buckingham LAF, said: 'Time and time again residents vent their concern for drivers speeding through quiet villages and towns. It's hoped that with the installation of the vehicle activated signs, drivers will be deterred from driving too fast and lower speed to safe limits. These are not designed to 'catch' people, but to offer reminders on speed.'
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