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Traffic Calming Attitude Survey

Swallowfield Parish Council (SPC) is well aware of ongoing concern throughout the parish about speeding motorists causing disruption to the peace and calm of our rural villages and threatening the safety of other drivers, pedestrians (especially children), cyclists and animals. Your council is committed to improving the situation, but has very limited scope for action. 

In practice, SPC is wholly dependent on the cooperation of Wokingham Borough Council (WBC)  and Thames Valley Police (TVP). These two agencies have responsibility and authority for everything to do with the public highway including speed limits, lighting, signage, ‘physical’ traffic calming measures, etc. This applies to local roads as well as major arteries. SPC continues to work with both organisations but is reliant on them for both the authority and the funding to make changes. Community support is vital to strengthen our negotiating position and provide a catalyst for change.

To this end we have prepared a short survey to collate your views and canvass your support. This is an opportunity to have your say and will help us to help you. The survey is anonymous, unless you choose to provide your contact details, and can be accessed via a link below:

Click here to respond to the Survey

Please respond by Friday 18th July

Make your views known, it will only take a few minutes to complete and we encourage you to fill it out online.

If you are unable to complete the online version, a paper copy may be obtained from the council offices at Swallowfield Parish Hall. Please feel free to share the survey link with friends or neighbours who may not have seen it. The survey can be completed on most devices with a browser and internet connection.

There is one measure, however, that could be undertaken without support from WBC. Community Speedwatch is a countrywide initiative in collaboration with, and supported by, the police. SPC intends to engage TVP with the goal of introducing this program in our parish. The program will require the support and participation of local residents in each of our communities and can only proceed with your support. If you are interested in participating, or would like more  information, please provide your contact details on the survey. If provided, contact details will not be shared and only used by the council to contact you for the purposes stated.

Results of the survey, and progress to date will be reported in subsequent editions of this newsletter. Thank you for your cooperation and support.


Ian Fullerton

Lead Councillor, Transport

 

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The Parish of Swallowfield

The Parish of Swallowfield comprises Swallowfield and Riseley villages, Farley Hill and the hamlet of Stanford End, and is set amongst beautiful Berkshire countryside. We are a vibrant community with many varied societies, groups and events in which to take part.

Please contact us if you have questions regarding the Parish Council and its operation, if you have any concerns about Parish issues or if you think there is something the Council can help or support you with.

 


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