Edington Parish Council is committed to developing a strategy for ‘A Safer Edington’ to enable villagers to feel more confident when moving around the village. This will take the form of a number of initiatives in partnership with Wiltshire Council and also with other parish councils and Westbury Town Council about the whole of the B3098. Find out more about the work being undertaken by Edington Parish Council and Wiltshire Council here
UPDATE 10 July 2020 – Edington Community Speed Watch has resumed and in the first week four motorists have been reported for driving through the village in excess of 35mph.
UPDATE 18 April 2020 – Wiltshire Council have now painted the additional lines along the side of the B3098 between Monastery Road and Longmans Close and along with this there are now 30mph roundels painted on the road in three locations. These additional markings will further reinforce to drivers that the road is narrow and that the speed limit is 30mph.
UPDATE 10 March 2020 – A Speed Indicator Device (SID) has now been set up near the farm shop and has already found some drivers exceeding the speed limit. In the first 72 hours of operation one driver was recorded passing through at 58.2 mph. The Parish Council are hoping to have Community Speed Watch up and running again in the near future as a further deterrent to individuals who have no regard to the safety of other road users.
UPDATE 24 January 2020 – Following a meeting of the Westbury Area Transport Group we have secured the funding for the positioning of “No HGV” signs around the village on the roads leading to Edington Station Yard, this will hopefully reduce significantly the damage to the bank in Monastery Road on the bend. Also at this meeting our bid to secure funding for the introduction of 20mph limit on many of the village roads was approved and this will now enable the Parish Council to work with Wiltshire Highways in introducing them within the next eighteen months as long it gets approval from Wiltshire Council.
Why not volunteer for Edington Community Speedwatch, contact us here.