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Congresbury Community SpeedWatch

Sadly Congresbury SpeedWatch have had to stop there patrols due to a few members of the team standing down which has left insufficient numbers to make SpeedWatch viable.

On a positive note, although SpeedWatch will not continue in 2018, however over the last 12-18 months 4 locations in the village are on the Police Speed Enforcement. These locations include;

  • A370 Bristol Road (Tescos)
  • A370 Station Road (Holders)
  • B3133 Brinsea Road
  • B3133 Smallway

Whilst patrols will not take place as often as SpeedWatch, there will be regular Police presence to monitor traffic speeds. The schedule for each week are shown on the Avon and Somerset Police website.

Congresbury Parish Council thanks SpeedWatch for all their work over the past years.

Information below shows the historic information with regard to Congresbury SpeedWatch.  

Drivers who speed through residential neighbourhoods are very often unaware of the impact their actions have on local residents, or the danger they pose to other road users and pedestrians and this is something the Police are working with communities to address.

Community SpeedWatch gives local people the ability to actively get involved in road safety.

Community SpeedWatch in Congresbury was re-instated in 2014 to monitor traffic speeds on village roads where the speed limit is 30mph, and is a partnership between the Community and the Police.

SpeedWatch consists of local residents, who are willing to volunteer a small amount of time each week to monitor vehicle speeds with speed detection equipment at the roadside.

Speeding offenders are reported to the Police who then decide what action to take. 

 If you, or someone you know would like to get involved with Congresbury SpeedWatch please contact the Parish Council office.