At the lastg PCM (03 November 2020) we were informed that Cllr Storey has allocated £2,000 of her locality money for a speed indicator device (SID) for the village. There are many different devices in the region of approximately £2,500. She confirmed that police advice needed to be sought and SCC would need to site the device as it needs “a clear line of sight”. She also highlighted that volunteers would be required, as the most effective devices are ones that can be moved between two sites.
She suggested Westcotec as a provider, and stated that they will come and do a presentation to the village. The outgoing Clerk confirmed she had been to one of their presentations in 2017 and would resend the Councillors the notes she had made, along with the previous quotes she had obtained. Cllr Barker asked the Council if they supported the village having a SID, and all were in favour.
Cllr Mellen confirmed that he would allocate £850 from his locality money, and would forward the locality award form for completion and submission.
The incoming Clerk will email Westcotec. Cllr Storey also suggested that the incoming Clerk contact Mike Mottram at SCC “speed and safety”.
This item will be discussed at the next Parish Council Meeting on 12th Janaury 2021 (via Zoom). Informatioon on how a Speed Indicator might work and the cost can be found to the right of this page,
The locations of the device will be decided in consultation with Suffolk County Council.
Information regarding the types of Speed Indicator available can be found to the right of this page.