Fyfield and West Overton Parish Council

Traffic Initiatives

Traffic speed along the A4 continues to be an important issue in our area and several fatal and serious accidents have occurred; the World Health Organisation states that a 5% reduction in average speed results in a 30% reduction in fatal crashes. The Parish Council achieved the speed limit reduction to 50mph on the A4 at Fyfield in 2013 and the introduction of the 20mph limit in Lockeridge in 2017. The Parish Council requested speed checking with the use of ‘metro counts’ in 2018 and as a consequence, permission has been given for the development of Community Speed Watch initiatives in Lockeridge in conjunction with police support. Other traffic related measures include the installation of white gates at the main entrance roads to Lockeridge, coloured tarmac crossings at the school, and a ‘park and stride’ route from the pub car park and the ‘virtual’ pavement at the site of a fatal accident in 2015. Current Parish Council initiatives include requests for white lining on roads and car parking issues at several sites in our villages. It is also working in partnership with neighbouring Parishes including Avebury, East Kennet and Manton in order to pursue concerns about road safety issues along the A4. See also the Traffic section of the website.