Two lorries have recently been seen in Monxton, both using the barred routes unnecessarily. The MDs of both the companies are being contacted because both the drivers, who were “awfully nice and incredibly polite and remorseful, said that their employers refused to give them up-to-date sat navs”.
13/12 at 18.00
Eddie Stobart – KX63 MZF
DHL – CE63 KVL
Please keep Monxton Matters informed of any misdemeanors from any lorries, trucks and speeding vehicles.
What is Speed Watch? Speeding continues to be a concern of many local communities in both rural and urban areas and the local community have an important role to play in educating drivers about this issue.
Community Speed Watch (CSW) is a locally driven initiative allowing members of the community to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices. CSW schemes are supported by local policing teams with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds.
The scheme aims to cater for the problem of real or perceived speed related offending, and through partnership with the community it is to be used in circumstances that are necessary, justifiable and proportionate in order to:
Reduce death and injury on the roads
Improve the quality of life for local communities
Reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit
Increase public awareness of inappropriate speed
How does it work? Speed Watch is a community scheme that can only take place in 20mph, 30mph and some 40 mph limits or zones.
The scheme will be managed by the local police Safer Neighbourhood Teams but run by volunteers. Volunteers will use equipment that can monitor the speed of passing traffic and record the details, later adding them to a database. Vehicle checks will be undertaken by the police and letters will then be sent to the registered keepers of those vehicles exceeding the speed limit.
Recruiting volunteers Members of the community need to be registered with Hampshire Constabulary to join a scheme. This entails completing an application form (see download above) which contains questions to determine their suitability.
Volunteers may be given access to private information and police databases; therefore we need to ensure that we and other members of the public are protected. We can only measure this by vetting applicants.
We have compiled a template letter for everyone to use. Please download the Letter of Objection Nelsons Operating hours and add you own comments if you wish. Don’t forget to add your own name and address to the letter too!
PLEASE ENSURE YOU SEND YOUR EMAIL BEFORE FRIDAY 1ST AUGUST 2014
There was a collision this afternoon between Cambridge Cottage and Little Thatch, between a Volvo and one of the Nelsons Lorries. The Volvo came off worst, as was to be expected. It is not yet known who’s at fault but all villagers will know that this is a pinch point that sees a lot of ‘near misses’. The accident occurred between 17.30 and 17.50 on Monday 23rd June.
The Traffic Steering Group has looked at various methods for traffic calming in Monxton and among the variety of ideas have been Village Gateways.
Gateways are used to indicate to drivers where the road changes character, for example at the start of a traffic calming scheme or at the entry to a village to create the first impressions of the village. Gateways are not a width restriction and must allow access to any vehicle entitled to use the road. Research conducted by the Department for Transport suggests that gateways can be effective particularly when combined with proven speed reducing measures. The gateways complement other speed-reducing measure.
We have had confirmation from both HCC and TVBC that Monxton can have Village Gateways and that the cost will not be borne by taxpayers, but come from other sources, such as the Goodman barred routes fine money.
We propose the Village Gateways in the following locations at or near the current Monxton village signs, but the exact location will be decided by Highways once a design has been chosen:
Abbotts Ann Road
We feel the boundary on Amport Road is too small for a gateway.
We have shortlisted the following designs and we would like parishoners to choose which is the preferred style. We also hope to install bespoke village signs (similar to those in Abbotts Ann) for Monxton at the same time.
Far more fully loaded Nelson Lorries are coming through Monxton again– from the direction of Andover although they are also going via Quarley too. In addition lorries with no attribution on either the cab or tipper, that on the rear claim to be Highways Maintenance, are also now coming throughout the village – from Andover fully loaded normally with soil.
Wednesday 19th March Nelson ‘serial’ offenders are: GN 54 KYV White Cab and Blue tipper; and the much larger CN 04 KNK White Cab and high sided green tipper. Both of these vehicles have, on Wednesday, made multiple journeys through the village, loaded and unloaded. Indeed when the driver of the former was spoken to at the Chalkpit Lane junction he denied any knowledge of the voluntary route restrictions upon Nelson vehicles.