Road Safety & Traffic Calming
Vehicles callously disregarding the speed limits, heavy vehicles using The Street and the quiet lanes as rat-runs to Bacton power station and driver’s complete disregard for the safety of others at the junction of Hall Lane and Knapton Road have steadily increased in recent years.
The minutes of past council meetings going back many years show clearly that questions as to how these issues can be dealt with have been raised but because of the difficulty in trying to address them the can has been constantly kicked down the road… until now!
The current council is fast earning a well deserved reputation for getting things done and it has decided that dealing with road safety in and around our village is now a priority.
Parish Council – Road Safety Committee
Working with the Police
Working with Highways
Community Speed Watch
How you can help
A group of residents in our village have approached us for support to arrange a Community Speed Watch. We are keen to support anything that makes our village safer, especially given our current focus on road safety.
Unfortunately this action has faced an initial setback having been advised that all of the necessary equipment has now been allocated and there is no budget for new equipment to be purchased this financial year. The scheme is funded by Norfolk Safety Camera Partnership Board and will be reviewed in April 2020.
We are currently seeking alternatives to try to get this Speed Watch action up and running.
Click the image on the left to find out more about Norfolk Constabulary’s Community Speed Watch programme and download their Community Speed Watch booklet.
The more information we can gather, the stronger our case becomes for reducing the speed limit on our roads, so please let us know if you can identify any vehicles driving too fast or without due care & attention by using our Comment Form and selecting Road Safety as the subject.