Parish Council - Suffolk
Easton Parish Council made the decision to support the Community Speedwatch Scheme to enable a team of community members to take part in the scheme. The cost of speed detection equipment, annual calibration, portable signs and reflective jackets is not met by Suffolk Police, this must be met by the supporting body which is the Parish Council. The speedwatch scheme must have a minimum of 6 members, and relies on volunteers from the community to offer their time. The Easton Speedwatch team operates a weekly rota. Further Information can be found on https://www.suffolk.police.uk/services/watch-schemes.
Easton Parish Council has negotiated with Suffolk County Council to be part of the rolling rota to have temporary speed activated signs - VAS sited in the village. The positioning of the signs is decided and controlled by Suffolk County Council, the rolling rota places the signs for two weeks, the sites are each end of the village, and they return three to four weeks later for two weeks on an ongoing rota. This has not incurred costs to the Parish Council and has avoided expenditure on the equipment and management of the signs. Further information can be found on http://www.suffolkroadsafe.net/suffolk-info/speeding-in-suffolk/