From our surveys, ward surgeries as well as from residents emails, one of the big issues we have in our like Queen's Park and Eastcliff is road safety. From worn out road markings, accidents on the junctions where drivers don't see or ignore signs and speeding along the East/West routes such as Queen's Park Ave and Richmond Park Road. There is also, we believe, the need for a pedestrian crossings in places like Queen's Park West Drive, to ensure the safety of school children and residents.
We have now used CIL funding to purchase a SID (speed indicator device) and this will be moved around the ward to warn of speeding and the police have advised us that these devices work best if regularly moved, which we intend to do. We aim to start on Queen's Park Avenue.
We have had requests from our constituents to improve road safety and we are working with the traffic department to find various ways of improving safety. Community Speed Watch is a great way of raising awareness and we know that the police in Dorset are encouraging Community Speed Watch (CSW) to be set up in areas where they are requesting 20mph zones.
So will you sign up and join our campaign for safer roads? Will you join the Community Speed Watch and help us campaigning against speeding in our roads? Let us know in the Survey below! 👇