Highclere Speed Awareness
What is HPC doing to tackle issues currently?
In 2018 a handheld speed indicator device was purchased to assist the Speedwatch team to gather data to provide evidence of the need to tackle speeding in the Parish.
Community Funded Initiative
In November 2019 Cllr Brad Norton and Cllr Julia Easton met with an HCC representative to discuss options for speed reduction initiatives. Since then, HPC has agreed to fund the design stage to help decide which projects will achieve the most impact.
We have installed:
New Village Gateways (see picture below)
Redesigned road signs, particularly at the Penwood Crossroads, to improve visibility and reduce confusion.
New road markings, the benefit of this going forward is that upkeep will be the responsibility of HCC, not Highclere.
Please click here to see the letter from Cllr Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment for Transport to Member of Parliament for North West Hampshire, Kit Malthouse.
Subsequent to this, please also see Cllr Brad Norton's response to Cllr Humby.
We are fortunate to have the support of Cllr John Izett, Borough Councillor of Basingstoke and Dean, who has agreed to take up the matter with HCC, to work alongside Cllr Graham Falconer (also BDBC) and Cllr Tom Thacker (HCC).
Speed Indicator Device
In 2022 HPC purchased a new speed indicator device (SID). This is moved around the Parish every two weeks and the data is collated and published in our news items and below.
Latest SID Data collated in Highclere Nov 22- Jan 23
(click on image to enlarge)
Foxs Lane 30mph from Burghclere towards Penwood 12-25 Jan 2023
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