Little Eaton Parish Council

Serving the people of Little Eaton

Parish Clerk: Laura Storey
P.O. Box 8108, Derby
Derbyshire DE1 0ZU

Tel: 07941 052009

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Community Speedwatch

Community Speedwatch

Did you know at impact speeds of up to 15mph, pedestrians are more likely to sustain minor injuries than no injuries, at impact speeds above 20 mph, pedestrians are more likely to suffer more serious injury than minor injuries and at impact speeds of less than 30 mph, the majority of pedestrians survive. More »

Significantly, at impact speeds above 35 mph, most pedestrians suffer fatal injuries.

the planned CSW took place today (27th Jan 2020) between 08.00 - 09.00 on Morley Lane between Old Barn Close and The Hawthorns. Telegraph Pole no. DP55. Hopefully this is adequate detail for a Site Reference number

The 30mph speed limit sign near the A38 bridge was clear to see.

A total of 346 vehicles passed the location during the watch, 3 travelling at or over 36mph.

Locally we also record the number travelling over 30mph =29

The December CSW was undertaken between 08.35 - 09.35 on Monday 9th December near the junction of Morley Lane with the B6179.

A total of 652 vehicles passed the site during the watch period (this is less than previously recorded)

48 vehicles were recorded as travelling over 30mph with 3 travelling at or over 36mph (previously the speed recorded was 35mph or above)

At the CSW between 08.05 - 09.05 on 22.10.19 a total of 872 vehicles passed the location during the watch period.

53 vehicles were travelling over 30mph with a further 9 recorded travelling at or over 35mph

The welcome reduction in the number of speeding vehicles may have been due to a traffic acccident on Sir Frank Whittle Way which may have contributed to a large number of vehicles entering the village from the Roundabout and travelling up Morley Lane and to the Traffic Lights towards Coxbench may have impacted on the number of vehicles speeding.

A CSW was performed between 08.00 - 09.00 on Tuesday 17th September on Morley Lane between The Hawthorns and Old Barn Close. The paperwork is on it's way to you in the post.

A total of 320 vehicles passed the location during the period of the CSW. 25% of vehicles were travelling over the speed limit of 30mph with a total of 26 vehicles recorded travelling at or over 35mph.

Between 17.00 – 18.00 on Tuesday 6th August, five volunteers performed a Community SpeedWatch (CSW) near the junction of New Inn Lane with Alfreton Road, the B6179.

Of 560 vehicles passing the location during the watch period, 12% were speeding with 21 vehicles travelling over 35mph, car speeds ranging between 35 – 43mph.

Perhaps due to school holidays the total number of vehicles was less than is usually seen at this location, however, a significant number of cars were recorded travelling in excess of the 30mph speed limit.

Between 08.00 – 09.00 on Tuesday 23rd July, five volunteers performed a Community SpeedWatch (CSW) near the junction of Morley Lane with Alfreton Road, the B6179. Of 513 vehicles passing the location during the watch period, 16% were speeding with 20 vehicles travelling over 35mph, car speeds ranging between 35 – 44mph.

Perhaps due to school holidays the total number of vehicles was less than is usually seen at this location, however, transit vans and articulated lorries made up a significant number of vehicles. One van was recorded speeding twice during the one hour watch period and a motorbike recorded at 50mph!

Did you know that under the Crime & Disorder Act 1998 drivers making rude hand gestures could be prosecuted for Disorderly Conduct and 'not being fully in control of a vehicle'? The registration of a vehicle was passed on after the driver was observed to make such a rude gesture by flipping his middle finger.

Between 08.30 – 09.30, on Monday 24th June, six volunteers performed a Community SpeedWatch (CSW) on Morley Lane. Of 251 vehicles passing the location during the watch period, 26% were speeding with 11 vehicles travelling over 35mph.

The total number of vehicles was less than is usually seen at this location, however, the number travelling over the speed limit was double that seen at the New Inn Lane location.

Between 08.30 – 09.30, on Wednesday 15th of May, six volunteers performed a Community SpeedWatch (CSW) at the junction of New Inn Lane with Alfreton Road (B6179). Of 534 vehicles passing the location during the watch period, 18% were speeding with 18 vehicles travelling over 35mph.

Between 17.00 – 18.00 on Tuesday 9th April, six volunteers performed a Community SpeedWatch (CSW) at the junction of Morley Lane with Alfreton Road (B6179). Of 865 vehicles passing the location during the watch period, 11% were speeding with 18 vehicles travelling over 35mph.

One driver was seen using a mobile phone. Not only is this an offence, drivers are 4 times more likely to have an accident while using a mobile phone while driving.

This is the first CSW at this location since the installation of the Vehicle Activated Sign (VAS) near Jack O'Darley Bridge. Sadly there doesn't appear to be any impact which is really disappointing.

The CSW is performed with delegated responsibility from Derbyshire Police, which provide the equipment and full training.

The Community Speed Watch Programme is performed by volunteers who live in the village and who try to regularly monitor the speed of vehicles travelling through.

If you are able to help by volunteering or if you want to set up a Community Speedwatch around where you live please get in touch via the Parish Council Clerk – clerk@littleeatonparishcouncil.org.uk . It is easy to do and involves committing as little as an hour of your time when convenient to you.

The CSW dates until April 2019 are posted on the PC Web Page and will be carried out weather and volunteer numbers permitting. The next CSW is arranged for 13th March 2019 between 08.00 – 09.00 on the Old Alfreton Road

Although the locations may be changed, the CSW dates for 2018-19 will be carried out weather and volunteer number permitting. For dates please click here » Less

Posted: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:41 by Laura Storey

Cuppa with a Copper

Cuppa with a Copper has been booked at the Little Kitchen 8th Feb 2pm-3pm. More »

Come along and meet an officer from the local beat team. This is a fantastic opportunity to discuss any concerns or issues you may have. See you there! » Less

Posted: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:23 by Laura Storey

How to report Crime or Incidents

Any crimes or incidents need to be reported via the correct channels so is logged and if necessary investigated (not all crimes come to SNT). We see all the crimes so there is no requirement to CC individual officers into any email chains. More »

Please note the correct way to report crimes or incidents is as below:-

• Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary

• Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact

• Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

• Phone – call us on 101.

Call 999 in an emergency or if a Crime is in progress » Less

Posted: Sun, 01 Dec 2019 09:31 by Laura Storey