Community Speedwatch/ Community Safety

Speedwatch PosterSince its first operational session on 4th March 2016 the Brympton Community Speedwatch Team have undertaken 50 operations (each being one hour duration) at one of five approved operating sites in Brympton, to date recording a total of 18118 vehicles of which 447 (2.6% of the total) were exceeding the designated speed limit. The latest results are shown in the following table:

Date

Location

Total Traffic Flow

Exceeding the Speed Limit

Highest Recorded Speed

15/10/2017

Bluebell Road (Jasmine Close jctn)

450

4

38 mph

08/10/2017

Stourton Way (Long Mead jctn.)

302

4

36 mph

17/09/2017

Larkhill Road (opposite Greenwood Rd.)

235

10

48 mph

09/09/2017

Bluebell Road (Jasmine Close jctn)

497

7

47 mph

26/08/2017

Bluebell Road (Jasmine Close jctn)

452

10

48 mph

13/08/2017

Larkhill Road (opposite Greenwood Rd.)

204

9

50 mph

19/07/2017

Stourton Way (Long Mead jctn.)

347

10

51 mph

09/07/2017

Larkhill Road (opposite Greenwood Rd.)

211

14

57 mph

From the outset, it was envisaged that the team would operate on a weekly basis which was quite ambitious for a small group of mainly daytime working individuals. However, the fact that it is achieving approximately 65% of the planned operations proves the team commitment, as the aborted operations were the result of poor weather and shorter daylight time in the winter months. The planned summer schedule was also disrupted by holiday commitments.

Since its inception, the BCSW Team has had very good relations with the local community at all levels, especially from pedestrians stopping to give words of encouragement.

Generally, posts on the local social media have been more supportive than the inevitable criticism which was also expressed.

By and large the motoring community were supportive even though there were occasions when rude gestures were proffered by some.

The BCSW Team extends its thanks to the Brympton Parish Council for its full support including awarding it the Pride of the Parish Community Award in May of 2016.


 

Reporting of Crime, Disorder and Community Safety Issues

The local Abbey Manor Community Facebook page is a valuable and productive tool for use by our local community for the sharing of information. However, some of the information posted on Facebook, whilst relevant and useful to the local community, could also be far more relevant and productive if passed on to the “Authorities” in a timely manner.
For example, there continues to be a significant number of “crimes” and “disorders” reported and commented on in the local Abbey Manor Community Facebook website, most of which are never formally reported to the Police, who cannot, therefore, take any action.
In cases of crime and disorder it is suggested that any relevant information pertaining to the incident is also conveyed via email to the Somerset & Avon Police Service. Full names and contact details are given elsewhere here in the Brympton Parish Council website.

POLICE

Beat team for Yeovil - this is a direct link to the Avon & Somerset website and will open in a new window

PCSO - Elaine Weeks
Email: elaine.weeks@avonandsomerset.police.uk

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Avon & Somerset Constabulary

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