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Vehicle Activated Signs

Picture of a vehicle activated speed sign showing 36 slow downThe Vehicle Activated speed signs were purchased by the Parish Council one in 2009 and the other in 2015 to help to improve road safety within the village and provide a deterrent to motorists who drive at excessive speed.

Originally the older speed sign was moved between two sites in the Long Ashton but it is recognised that for maximum effect the signs should be moved regularly between various locations so in consultation with police and North Somerset Council four further poles were situated at locations along Long Ashton Road, Weston Road and at one location in Yanley Lane and a second sign purchased. To enable the signs to be moved between locations it was necessary to purchase battery-powered signs rather than solar-powered. The batteries are re-charged and the signs are moved by volunteers including parish councillors and other residents.

The main purpose of the signs is to provide a visible indicator of vehicle speed and to remind those doing more than 30 mph to slow down. Both signs also have the facility to record the speeds of passing vehicles, and although they do not meet the requirements of North Somerset Council and therefore cannot be used as evidence in speed surveys, they do provide the Parish Council with data about the speed of vehicles travelling through the village and also the number of vehicles using the main road.

If you have any questions about the signs or wish to volunteer to help with the maintenance and operation of the signs, please contact the clerk (clerk@longashtonparishcouncil.com) who will pass your details onto the appropriate Councillor.

A report about the information from the signs was made to the Highways and Burial Ground Committee most meetings and the reports from February 16 (when reporting started) to March 2019. Since March 2019 no data analysis has been done.

To see a report to a meeting click on the meeting date.

25th March 2019
28th January 2019 - no report
3rd December 2018 - no report
8th October 2018 - no report
6th August 2018
4th June 2018
26 March 2018
29 Jan 2018

27 November 2017
2nd October 2017 - no report
24th July 2017
22nd May 2017
27th March 2017
30th Jan 2017
28th November 2016
3rd October 2016
25th July 2016
23rd May 2016
4th April 2016 - no report
1st February 2016