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Frome Rural PACT Priority – Speeding within our rural villages.

Agreed: 06 May 2016

Added by Michael Storey on 12 May 2016 at 08:36

Speeding in the villages on both rural beats of Frome has been highlighted as a priority. The Speeding causes safety concerns amongst the communities. We have many active Community speed watch schemes in operation in the villages.

Actions & Updates

  • Sunday 11 February 2018
    The beat team have liaised with CSW co-ordinator reference persistent speeding at the Berkley school location. Nearly 200 prosecutions were carried out in the 2017 period at this location. A letter has been sent to the school to be distributed to all that attend the school to make them aware of the persisting problem.
  • Sunday 11 February 2018
    The beat team have carried out High visibility speed checks at various villages around the rural beat that have been highlighted to us as having a speeding issue
  • Wednesday 24 January 2018
    The beat team attended this evenings PACT meeting at Kilmersdon. The rural communities that attended have decided that Speeding within our rural villages should remain as a PACT priority.
  • Tuesday 19 September 2017
    After last night PACT meeting 19/09/2017 it was agreed by all that the PACT Priority to stay the same.
  • Thursday 20 July 2017
    The beat team have carried out speed checks at various locations on the Frome rural North beat this week.
  • Friday 26 May 2017
    The speed enforcement units and volunteers from the community speed watch scheme have been out, in and around the Frome rural areas this week. The high visibility of both these not only detects speeding motorists but prevent also.
  • Sunday 21 May 2017
    If you believe you have a speeding problem within your rural community please consider volunteering your time assisting with community speed watch. Contact the beat team via this page to find how you can help.
  • Thursday 11 May 2017
    The beat team attended this evenings PACT meeting at Rode. The rural communities that attended have decided that Speeding within our rural communities should remain as a PACT priority.
  • Monday 08 May 2017
    The beat team carried out speed checks in the Norton St Phillip area. Speeding motorists were spoken with and given suitable words of advice and education.
  • Saturday 29 April 2017
    The beat team spent some time with an active Community Speed Watch group. 14 motorists were detected as speeding. They will receive warning letters from the scheme. Speed enforcement units are always in operation within the area, so please be warned, SLOW DOWN!!
  • Tuesday 11 April 2017
    Speed watch carried out by the local beat team at Rode, by The Bell, Beckington, and Woolverton. More planned -wave if you see us!
  • Monday 10 April 2017
    The speed enforcement units have again been active in the Frome Rural North area this week. Please be warned KILL YOUR SPEED!!
  • Tuesday 28 March 2017
    The beat team spent time with the speed enforcement unit at the location of Oldford Hill where the Tall Trees nursery is also located. There had been reports received of speeding vehicles in that area. Please think of the safety of others as well as yourselves and KILL YOUR SPEED!!
  • Wednesday 22 March 2017
    The beat team have spent time with one of the active Community Speed Watch groups this week. If you think your village have speeding issues and would like to help your community please volunteer to help with CSW.
  • Wednesday 01 March 2017
    The Police /Community Speed Watch day of action saw most of the CSW teams in the Mendip area in action, supported by the Police and Speed Enforcement Units, with positive results. There are many active CSW groups in action across the Frome rural area. SEU continue to visit all high speed sites within the Mendip area, so please be warned KILL YOUR SPEED!!
  • Thursday 19 January 2017
    The beat team attended this evenings PACT meeting at Norton St Phillip. The rural communities that attended have decided that speeding within rural villages should remain as a PACT priority.
  • Wednesday 11 January 2017
    The speed enforcement units have been out within the Frome area this week. Please kill your speed.
  • Wednesday 21 December 2016
    New speed restrictions are in place in the village of Norton St Phillip. Please reduce your speed, Community speed watch groups and Speed enforcement units are active in that particular village as well as other villages around Frome Rural North
  • Sunday 11 December 2016
    Many of the community speed watch groups are regularly active out within our villages. Please kill your speed and drive safely.
  • Monday 21 November 2016
    The beat team have been liaising with a village over the revival of their CSW group.
  • Thursday 13 October 2016
    Community Speed Watch will be holding a training evening on Tuesday 25th October starting at 19:00.This will be held at Holcombe Village Hall. Your villages are always on the lookout for further volunteers on the current active schemes, or if your village has not currently have a CSW scheme, why not start one up? For further information contact the beat team.
  • Saturday 01 October 2016
    The beat team have liaised with the speed enforcement unit after concerns over speeding were raised over a location in one of our rural villages. This location will now be used by speed enforcement.
  • Tuesday 13 September 2016
    It has been decided to continue this as a PACT priority at the latest meeting.
  • Wednesday 07 September 2016
    Speed watch session carried out by the beat team at various rural locations.
  • Saturday 03 September 2016
    Please be aware that some of our rural villages have no active community speed watch schemes running. Some have stopped due to lack of volunteers. Community Speed Watch gives local people the ability to actively get involved in road safety. Community Speed Watch is a partnership between the Community, the Police and Local Authorities. A Speed Watch consists of local residents, who are willing to volunteer a small amount of time each week to monitor speeds with speed detection equipment. If you feel that you have time to volunteer to Community Speed Watch, please contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team who will assist in the implementation of a Community Speed Watch scheme in your community.
  • Saturday 13 August 2016
    New signage can be now seen in a few locations already around the rural villages, this act as a reminder to please reduce your speed. Speed enforcement units and CSW groups are often in place at many of these rural villages.
  • Wednesday 03 August 2016
    New signage will soon be displayed at villages that have active community speed watch schemes. If your community would like to be part of the CSW scheme, please contact the beat team for details.
  • Thursday 14 July 2016
    The beat team have attended a meeting by one of our local parish councils covering the subject of speeding through their village. A speed enforcement officer and the Mendip Community Speed Watch co-ordinator also attended to answer questions and to promote the CSW scheme. Speed enforcement covers several locations around the Frome rural area.
  • Thursday 14 July 2016
    Time spent with one of our active Community Speed Watch groups. CSW are always looking for extra volunteers, so if you are interested in helping with this in your community please contact the beat team.
  • Thursday 30 June 2016
    A speed awareness operation was carried out at the Berkley School site on the 30/06/16. This involved volunteers from the community speed watch scheme and the Special Constabulary, Police officers and PCSOs. Speeding motorists were required to pull in where they were given education at the roadside. The pupils from the school also got involved, writing letters expressing their concerns and fears over speeding past their school and the dangers it causes. In total 22 motorists were issued Roadside education, one vehicle was seized for no insurance. This was a pro- active response to counter the persistent danger presented by speeding motorists throughout our area.
  • Tuesday 21 June 2016
    Concerns over speeding motorists raised by one of our rural communities. Beat team have attended and spoke with a spokesperson from the village to listen about their concerns. Benefits explained to them over joining the Community speed watch scheme. For further information on joining the Community Speed Watch scheme please contact the Beat team.
  • Wednesday 15 June 2016
    More members of our rural communities express an interest in the community speed watch scheme. CSW co-ordinators will be in touch with them soon, any further volunteers would be appreciated. Contact the beat team for further details.
  • Wednesday 25 May 2016
    Interest shown by members of our rural communities on setting up a Community Speed Watch within their village. Any interest in volunteering for this scheme, for further information please contact us.