20mph Roads - Have Your Say!
Speeding in our villages remains one of the major issues that people contact me about as their County Councillor. It's a very complex issue as only drivers are responsible for how they behave behind the wheel. That said, there are things we can all do to help reduce speeding in our villages.
Over the years I have helped set up Community Speedwatch Groups in villages within my County Council division which are often out helping to report speeding drivers to Thames Valley Police and helpfully reminding drivers to reduce their speeds when travelling through our villages. I accept that some individuals will sadly continue to move about at speed and that is where we need Thames Valley Police to be carrying out more enforcement, something I continue to raise with the local Police team.
Oxfordshire County Council are now exploring ways we can reduce speeds in our communities and simplifying the process for 20mph roads for those areas that want them.
For this reason I have now launched a consultation for residents living within one of the 8 villages in my division (Minster Lovell, Crawley, Leafield, Hailey, Ramsden, North Leigh, Freeland or Long Hanborough) to get your feedback. I want to know if you support or don't support your village having 20mph roads. In some cases it could be a whole village that has the change or it could be an area that is more built up with the risks of speeding being much higher like near a village shop, village hall or a school.
Please fill out the survey below as your feedback will determine whether I sign a letter of support for the County Council to then work with Parish Councils in rolling out 20mph roads. No schemes can go ahead without this sign off from the local County Councillor. This consultation will stay active until 31st January 2022.