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11/08/2017 11:16:47

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Issue Summary

Speed of vehicles travelling along Sadlers Mead Chippenham


Latest Update

30/01/2018 15:16:22 Traffic Speed Survey Result Sadlers Mead, Chippenham (30mph Speed Limit) - North of Esmead The Results of the survey for the area of Sadlers Mead are provided below. The survey was carried out between 09/01/2018 and 18/01/2018. A total of 10903 vehicles were checked. The 85th percentile was 32.2mph (the 85th percentile is the speed at which 85% of the traffic is travelling at or below). The average speed was 27.3mph. As with every other department, we have to target our limited resources to where they will be most effective and as such I would remind you that unless there are exceptional circumstances we will not accept another count request for this location or close surrounding area for another 12 months. Community Speed Watch does not operate in any speed limit above 40mph. In a 30mph speed limit the following criteria will be applied; 30 to 35mph 85th percentile = No Further Action (NFA) 35.1 to 42 mph 85th percentile = eligible for Community Speed Watch Over 42 mph 85th percentile = Subject to Police enforcement Any other results in higher speed limits will be discussed on their individual basis and merit. Yours sincerely Road Safety Driving roadsafetydriving@wiltshire.gov.uk 01225 701970

11/08/2017 12:40:08 Speed of vehicles to be monitored. Metro Count Request form issued for completion and return.

CATG Action / Recommendation

30/01/2018 15:16:22 Results of Metro Count carried out by Road Safety Unit : The 85th percentile was 32.2mph (85% of traffic travelling at or below this speed) In a 30 mile an hour speed limit, the criteria states: 30 to 35mph 85th percentile = No Further Action (NFA)


I wish to report vehicles significantly exceeding the speed limit along Sadlers Mead Chippenham. I note that within the planning application for the college development 200 cars were recorded exceeding 30 mph within 7 days and this was on the S bend near the Olympiad car park. Yesterday a delivery driver asked me whether this road is the local race track he expressed astonishment at the speed of cars along the road. It is not unusual for cars to Tavel at in my opinion at approx. 50 mph The worst section is the straight part of the road from No.2 to No.42.


Issue Location


Street / Location

Sadlers Mead

Electoral Division

Chippenham Monkton

Issue Duration

This matter has steadily been getting worse over the past 6 months.

Who is Affected

This is a danger to the whole community particularly when crossing the road. Please note further along the road is a primary school which children are often walking to and from.

What has been done so far

Written to the road policing team Jack Willis who referred it to Leanne Homewood of the community speed watch team who referred me to this form to complete.

What would resolve issue

Speed enforcement andor traffic calming measures.

Who needs to come together

I assume this would be the Police and the Council.


Community Area Transport Group

In touch with Councillor


Sub Classification

Current Status


Final Outcome

No further action possible


This call was closed 30/01/2018 15:16:






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