Speedwatch has finally moved on. Mary Wiley from Essex Fire Brigade, who is in charge of Speedwatch campaigns in the county, visited Billericay in November and we carried out a tour of the area and places were considered in need of appraisal. A camera is now available for use and training took place in May.

10 sites have been identified as requiring attention and it maybe 3 to 5 different times of analysis will be required to achieve an accurate overall view of the problem. See the list below.

Many people are concerned at the excess speeds of all types of traffic in the local area of mainly 30 mph limits and an organised analysis is the only way to proceed for a case to be presented to Essex Highways for action hopefully.

Ideally, at each site a 2 hour shift is envisaged with 2/3 people working together.

We need plenty of volunteers to carry out this campaign to try to influence driver behaviour to keep our roads safe and prevent possible accidents and fatalities please get in touch with the co-ordinator of the campaign who is Mervyn Wright. E-mail address mervyn.wright@sky.com or Tel. No. 01277 657219.

There are 8 roads which are proposed for attention. They are Perry Street (2 sites), Stock Road (2 sites), Rosebay Avenue, Mountnessing Road, Green Farm Lane, Western Road, Tye Common Road and Queens Park Avenue. It would be helpful if anyone living on these roads could E-mail to me the times when traffic is particularly travelling fast. We have sites on these roads where the cameras will be situated. 
I will be contacting the people who have already volunteered with information about the training when I have a date confirmed. 
In conclusion there are two ways you can help