Roads and traffic in and around Dadlington, Sutton Cheney and Shenton
Leics & Rutland Road Safety Partnership booklet
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Road Safety Partnership have issued a booklet with information about their organisation and what they do and with advice to keep safe when driving. The number of deaths and serious injuries has dropped considerably since 2005. However, there were still 379 deaths or serious injuries on the region's roads during 2015 and LLRRSP are working towards even greater reductions.
The booklet contains advice that we can all heed to reduce accidents and make driving on our roads more pleasant:
Don't park on pavements: Even parking with just two wheels on the pavement hinders pedestrians, especially those with children, pushchairs or in wheelchairs, who may have to step into the road to pass. It is usually better to park fully on the road so drivers are absolutely clear about the width of the available road.
"Don't be a zig-zag shark": Parking on yellow lines, zig-zag markings, double parking, pavement parking, blocking driveways and ignoring school crossing patrols place children at risk.
Observe speed limits: In 2015, a total 67,418 speeding offences were detected within the region resulting in 23,347 Driver Educational Workshops being completed.
You may have noticed that some refuse bins have 30mph stickers on them. Left outside by the road on bin collection days, these are a reminder to drivers that this is a 30mph zone or to slow down driving through our rural villages. The Parish Council have these stickers available for residents to use so if you would like some to display on your bin please email the Parish Clerk.
Vehicle-activated speed signs
The speed-activated warning sign, purchased by the Parish Council following trials and the Speedwatch programs, is moved regularly around the Parish, however we are limited to lampposts LCC have authorised us to use and we don’t have authority to place the signs on the the A511 and A512. Please take notice of the speed limits and keep your speed down when driving through residential areas.
Parking on pavements and corners in Sutton Cheney Parish
The Parish Council is concerned that vehicles are being parked on pavements so that pedestrians have to walk in the road. This is a particular problem for people with children. It is both illegal and dangerous to park on pavements and the Parish Council has asked the Police for their help in stopping it. There are also instances of vehicles being parked on blind bends which could result in a serious accident.
Please try to park with a thought to other road and pavement users. Use drives where possible and where they are not available, park on the road. This has the added benefit of reducing the speed of traffic through the parish, supporting the speed indicators maintained by the Parish Council.
Coleorton Parish Council thanks you for your support and consideration.
Enforcement of 7.5t Weight Restrictions
The police have sent details of on changes to the way that 7.5t weight restrictions are enforced and to ask for your help in the process. Basically the police budgets mean they don't have resources for monitoring themselves but will respond to information given to them by the public or parish councils. If you see vehicles contravening the restrictions and are able to take details you can either report directly to the police or email the Parish Clerkparishclerk@coleorton.org.uk who will collate reports and send them to the police. Please note the exemptions which mean some heavy lorries are allowed into minor, restricted roads for certain purposes.
All reports should, where possible, include the following details:
Individual reports of suspected contraventions may be passed to the Police at any time email
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 101.
Location (Village/Town, Road)
Direction of travel
Identification of vehicle if possible (this could be the Registration Number or Company Name/location)
Many large vehicles using weight restricted roads are doing so on a legitimate basis. Legitimate use includes:
Deliveries to/from premises within the weight restricted area
Vehicles whose operating centre is within the zone
LeicesterSHARE.com is a free online car sharing service provided by Leicester City and Leicestershire County Council using the Liftshare network. It is quick and easy to use and allows you to search for car share partners in Leicestershire and across the UK. To register, simply go to www.leicesterSHARE.com to enter your details and search for a match. There are many benefits to car sharing, such as splitting fuel and parking costs, decreasing the stress of driving and parking, making your trip more sociable and contributing to reduced congestion and pollution.
If you have a problem pothole near your house contact email@example.com with details and exact location of the hole (why not send a photo) or call 0116 305 0001.
2 salt bins have been placed in the parish - at Beaumont Green and Bakewells Lane (A512 end).
Winter safe driving tips
Don’t leave your car unattended with the engine running to defrost it.
Make sure you have a completely clear windscreen before you drive off.
If your view is in any way obscured, be it because it's misted up or it's covered in ice or snow, then you put yourself and others in serious danger.
You should clear the entire windscreen, not just the small section the driver sees out of, as well as the side and rear windows.
Scrape away any frost, ice or snow and use the air conditioning or heating to keep the glass mist free.
Ensure anti-freeze has been added to the radiator & that screen wash is of sufficient concentration.
Tell a friend or relative where you are going.
Take a spade, flask of hot drink, torch, mobile phone (fully charged or with charger), blanket and appropriate outdoor clothing.
Slow down on icy or snowy roads and leave a greater distance between you and the car in front.
Check your route with such organisations as RAC Travel and AA Road-watch, and tune into local radio before you set out.
If you get stuck in an isolated area, stay with your vehicle and remember that the engine should not be left running in deep snow, as there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Use your mobile phone if you need to access the emergency services for help.