Community Speedwatch/ Community Safety

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The Speedwatch Team temporarily suspended operations whilst there were significant road works/closures taking place within Brympton, but the situation now allows for resumption of operations in the near future.

During the first quarter of this year several planned watches had to be cancelled because of bad weather and even in June one was cancelled because of rain. Also, the extensive road works associated with the Yeovil Western Corridor scheme has caused significant disruption in the Speedwatch Team operating area with the sole exception of Larkhill Road.

Recent data from the Speed Indicator Devices has shown that Larkhill Road has recorded the highest traffic speeds (one early morning data shows a speed recorded in excess of 80 mph) so during this period of traffic disruption, the Speedwatch Team plans to direct its attention to Larkhill Road.

The latest Speedwatch results are shown in the following table:

Date

Location

Total Traffic Flow

Exceeding the Speed Limit

Highest Recorded Speed

24/06/2018

Stourton Way

300

5

39 mph

13/06/2018

Bluebell Road

291

6

42 mph

29/04/2018

Stourton Way

263

5

44 mph

21/04/2018

Bluebell Road

547

16

57 mph

15/04/2018

Larkhill Road

263

14

41 mph

26/03/2018

Larkhill Road

249

8

42 mph

07/01/2018

Bluebell Road

319

19

46 mph


WHAT IS SPEEDWATCH 

 

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

Crime statistics for your local area and other police forces can be found by entering a postcode or place name at: www.police.uk

Avon & Somerset Constabulary

Avon & Somerset Police Crime Commissioner

Police & Crime Plan