More residents join Uckfield campaigns to tackle speeding drivers

Stickers have been bought by Uckfield residents’ associations to put on wheelie bins to remind speeding drivers of the limit.

It is one of a number of developing initiatives in the town to try and persuade car, van and lorry drivers not to break the speed limits

Members of the Scarletts Close Residents’ Association have expressed concerns about school traffic heading for Rocks Park School.

Church Coombe

The association has bought 100 stickers for a cost of £89.

The Church Coombe Residents’ Association has carried out a similar project.

These latest moves are just part of initiatives by authorities and residents  throughout the town aimed at curbing speeding drivers.

Does it work?

Members of Uckfield Town Council’s environment and leisure committee decided on Monday (September 3) not to spend money on contributing towards the cost of stickers, or buying a larger number for wider distribution.

Some members doubted the efficacy of the stickers, bearing in the mind the bins were only out one day a week.

However, it was agreed the council would help point residents’ associations towards other organisations which might be willing to give a grant towards the cost.

SID joins the fight

The committee was also given a report on the deployment of the Speed Indication Device (SID), which is used by community groups and displays the speed of a vehicle.

SID has been used in two place but agreeing a programme for use is proving difficult to organise because of the limited number of people involved.

“We need to build a larger team of volunteers to obtain better use from our SID,” the report from Cllr Paul Sparks, said.

*In the first instance, contact the town council if you wish to help.

From our archives

20mph limit for High Street

Coopers Green Road campaign success

Speedwatch equipment on the way

SID will help drivers keep to the limit

Pleas for traffic calming in Ringles Cross area

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