Tag Archives: Speeding

Cambridgeshire Councillor Buys His Own Speed Camera

Councillor Michael Shellens (Liberal Democrat, Godmanchester and Huntingdon East) told Cambridgeshire County Council’s Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the 19th of December 2013 that he has bought his own speed camera. Councillors were responding to a public question on parish councils and the ‘speed watch’ scheme which sees volunteers using speed [...]

Police and Crime Commissioner Bright on 20 MPH Enforcement in Cambridge

Cambridge’s councillors introduced a 20 mph limit on Maid’s Causeway in August 2010; but signed it poorly so it had no impact on speeds and the police have been unwilling to enforce it as they take the view that, given the state of the signage, that would be unfair. At the West/Central Area Committee on [...]

Commissioner Bright Misses First Public Police Priority Setting Meeting Following Election

A sign like this was outside Longstanton Golf Club however it was too dark to read it, never mind take a photo. On Tuesday the 20th of November 2012 I attended the Swavesey police priority setting meeting. As the first local police priority setting meeting since the election of Graham Bright as Cambridgeshire’s Police and [...]

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner – Road Safety

Police Sergeant Mark Kathro conducting speed checks in the East of Cambridge. Speeding is one of the top issues raised at local police priority setting meetings in Cambridgeshire. The most important reason to tackle speeding is to improve the safety of our roads, reduce injuries, and to make sure cyclists and pedestrians in particular feel [...]

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner – A14

The A14 Near Huntingdon The A14 is currently road on which far too many people are being killed and injured. Congestion and incidents result in travel times being inconsistent which has an impact on the region’s economy. A Police and Crime Commissioner should, along with the region’s other elected representatives, make it an urgent priority [...]

What Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Should Do

A Holistic View Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s Police and Crime Commissioner should provide strategic direction not just for the police, but for the work of the courts, prison and probation services, local councils and other bodies with an impact on policing, crime and justice matters in the area; including schools and health service providers. The creation [...]

Policing Histon, Milton, Impington, Cottenham, Oakington and Waterbeach – October 2012

On the 9th of October 2012 I attended the police priority setting meeting for the area covering Histon, Impington, Cottenham, Milton, Chittering, Oakington and Waterbeach. The priorities were not set by democratically elected representatives, but by mob rule, anyone who turned up would have been given a vote. A number of councillors were present, but [...]

Cambs Police Still Holding Back Phone Answering Data

On the 13th of September 2012 I observed, and was unexpectedly invited to participate in, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Police and Crime Scrutiny Committee. In December 2011 the committee had requested detailed statistics from Cambridgeshire Police on their failure to answer non-emergency 101 phone calls in a reasonable amount of time in many cases. In June [...]

Cambridge Councillors Deprioritise Police Enforcement of 20MPH Limits

Prominent 20 mph signage, and traffic slowing pinch point, in Saffron Walden Councillors at Cambridge’s West/Central Area Committee on the 23rd of August 2012 voted to drop enforcing the city centre’s 20mph speed limits as a police priority. A vote was held, and only two councillors, Whitebread and Nesthinga, supported retaining 20mph enforcement as a [...]

Policing Cambourne – Caldecote – Comberton – Granchester – Hardwick – Madingley – August 2012

Neighbourhood Panel Meeting Here Tonight Sign Outside SCDC HQ On the evening of Wednesday the 22nd of August 2012 I observed local policing priorities for the Cambourne area being set at a meeting held in the South Cambridgeshire District Council offices. The Cambourne area covers Barton, Bourn, Caldecote, Cambourne, Caxton, Comberton, Coton, Croxton, Eltisley, Granchester, [...]