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Road Safety

Road Safety

This section will include background information on Community Speed Watch, '20s Plenty for us', and the Broadclyst Traffic Plan. New categories will be introduced as the Group develops.

The Traffic Plan was designed to highlight a variety of problem areas within the Parish, to identify possible solutions and to present a number of recommendations to be considered by the Parish Council & the Public. The plan has been agreed and currently six priority recommendations are being pursued with the help of Devon County Council, Devon & Cornwall Police and the National Trust.

Please click on 'Read More' to download the Traffic Plan

Broadclyst Traffic Group supports the '20's Plenty for us' campaign and is actively working with DCC to introduce 20mph speed limits throughout the village. Further info can be found at www.20splentyforus.org.uk or www.broadclyst.20splentyforus.org.uk


Community Speed Watch is designed to remind motorists that speed limits are in place. Police volunteers are trained to use a speed gun and record data which is then passed to the Police for further action. When Speed Watch volunteers are out you will notice a marked reduction in speeding through the village and you will without doubt find the village a more pleasant environment to live in.

Becoming a Speed Watch Volunteer

Volunteers monitor vehicle speeds within local communities at specific risk assessed sites. They record the details of vehicles exceeding the speed limit at that location, submit the details of vehicles to Devon & Cornwall Police to generate warning letters to registered keepers. You will need to join the Devon and Cornwall Police Volunteer Program and will be subject to vetting by them.

New Speed Watch sites have been agreed in February 2013

Police have now agreed a further 6 possible sites at Woodland Road (both directions), Endsleigh Crescent (both directions) and Budlake. The team is currently seeking new volunteers to join the program to help monitor these areas. To date the team has only been allowed to monitor sites on the B3181.

Police & Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg visits Broadclyst Community Speed Watch

On 20 February 2013 Police Commissioner Tony Hogg visited Broadclyst Community Speed Watch. It was the first time that the Commissioner had seen a Speed Watch team in action and he seemed very impressed with the organisation and commitment of the team. The Commissioner was unaware that Devon & Cornwall Police Policy is not to enforce 20mph speed limits and said that he would investigate this further. He also said that he would look into the Administration processes required to enroll Police Vounteers as it appears to take an unnecessary length of time.

Radio Devon, Radio 5 Live and Heart FM visit Broadclyst Community Speed Watch

The CSW team has been on air 3 times so far in its short existence which has been fantastic publicity for the program. BBC radio got on board with the Traffic Group's activities for National Road Safety Week in November 2012 and Heart Fm has recently been out with the team to inform listeners of the initiative in 2013, headlines being Broadcast on the hour throughout Drive Time.

Local MP Hugo Swire visits Broadclyst Community Speed Watch

Local MP Hugo Swire was very keen to show his support for the Broadclyst Traffic Group and the various initiatives which local residents are running to help increase road safety in the Parish of Broadclyst. This visit was part of the Brake Charity's National Road Safety Week and took place on Friday 23 November 2012.


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