Westwood Road Safety, 20mph zones and Community Speed Watch (CSW)
A history in the Parish Council minutes
These matters have been widely discussed within the village since 2010 and have often been contentious. [Westwood is in Wiltshire] Formal records of these developments have been recorded in the Parish Council (PC) minutes. However, it can be time-consuming to find and follow discussions of particular issues that carried over many months. For the convenience of parishioners, all the minutes concerning Westwood road safety, 20mph speed limits and CSW have been brought together in this single, searchable file.
The minutes are in chronological order and form a continuous narrative of how we got to where we are today - and who said what, when and why. They start with the minutes of the meeting on December 2009 and end with the minutes of the meeting on 3 March 2014 by which time 20mph zones had been created and a CSW team was operational. Formal reporting of CSW in the minutes continues on a (mostly) monthly basis. Note that there is no meeting (and thus no minutes) of the PC in August.
Significant milestones include:
1. Presentation of a village safety plan by a ‘lobby group’ - February 2010. The slides from the presentation are in a separate pdf entitled “Westwood Road Safety Campaign” [WCRSC].
2. Monitoring the speed of traffic through the village using the ‘metrocount system - May 2010; December 2012
3. Discussion about WCRSC - July 2010
4. 20 mph Speed Limit trial - October 2012
5. Formal Traffic Road Order [TRO] - Sept 2013
6. Formal adoption of CSW - January 2014
NOTE: The pdf file linked to below has been created by copying the individual minutes of 45 meetings. They have been reproduced in good faith but the author of this document takes no responsibility for any inaccuracies. If the information is going to be used in an important or legal context then the user is advised to consult the original and definitive approved minutes that can be found on the PC website here: http://www.westwoodparish.co.uk/westwood_parish_council.php
A History of Westwood 20mph zones in PC minutes
Cllr Alan Wheals
Monday 1st December 2014
Article published: 04 Dec 2014