BURWELL SAFETY CAMPAIGN

MARCH 2022 TO FEBRUARY 2023

WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE BURWELL SAFER

THINK SAFE – BE SAFE

We have been planning a comprehensive Village Safety Campaign for over two years.
The Campaign was developed as a result of the village Traffic Survey carried out in 2018.
Our Safety Initiative will run throughout the year.
4 Major Components – each with specific community safety objectives:

SPEED 

PARKING 

PEDESTRIAN, CYCLEWAYS & PATHS 

PERSONAL SAFETY 

PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL BURWELLSAFETYCAMPAIGN@BURWELLPARISHCOUNCIL.GOV.UK TO LET US KNOW YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT SAFETY IN BURWELL


ENDORSED AND SUPPORTED BY

VISION ZERO FOR CAMBRIDGESHIRE AND PETERBOROUGH 

  

EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL 

DR. NIK JOHNSON - MAYOR OF THE COMBINED AUTHORITY FOR CAMBRIDGESHIRE AND PETERBOROUGH

 

Inspector Shane Fasey, Cambridgeshire Constabulary 


EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP 

 

EYES & EARS - EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE 

 

LUCY FRAZER QC MP FOR SOUTH EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE 

 

*****LATEST*****

THINK SAFE – BE SAFE

Did you know about these changes ?

Up to £1000 fine or 6 Penalty Points !

 

Changes to mobile phone driving laws come into force this week – Which? News

https://www.gov.uk/using-mobile-phones-when-driving-the-law 

 

Addressing Speeding in the Village

OUR OBJECTIVES

REDUCE THE NUMBER OF VEHICLES SPEEDING BY 10%

REDUCE OVERALL SPEEDING BY 5%

20'S PLENTY IN BURWELL

REDUCE NITRIC OXIDE LEVELS

AWARENESS OF THE CHANGES TO THE HIGHWAY CODE 

40 MPH BUFFER ZONES

   To be completed Summer 2022 on the three main entrances to the village, Ness Road, Swaffham Road and Newmarket Road a 40 mph Buffer Zone similar to the ones in Wicken will be installed. This is a jointly funded project between the Parish Council and Cambridgeshire County Council Highways.

SPEED WATCH

Run by volunteers - Contact us to become a volunteer

Number Plate details sent to Police for Action

Police Enforcement

Actions for Persistent Offenders

Planned Activity Increase in 2022 /23

 

MVAS SIGNS

 We own three Moveable Vehicle Activated Speed Signs and these are in operation on various roads in the village, with more sites being approved shortly. The units record vehicle speed, the time and date, 24 hours a day. The data can be download for analysis. The data can also be sent to the Police for targeted enforcement action.

During a 70-day period in Buntings Path the MVAS unit recorded 33,000 vehicle movements, of which around 1,000 of those movements speed was recorded above the 30 mile per hour speed limit.

  More data will be available on this site in the future.

 

BIN STICKERS

We will shortly be delivering to properties in Ness Road, Swaffham Road and Newmarket Road bin stickers for your recycling bins promoting '20 miles per hour where people are'.  Please help us to reduce speed in the village by putting the sticker on to one of your recycling bin. It doesn't matter which bin.

 If you do not live in one of these roads and you would like a sticker, please call in to the Jubilee Reading Room (Monday to Friday 9 am to 12 noon) as we have some available. There is no charge for these stickers as they have been paid for using funds donated for the Safety Campaign by East Cambs Safety Partnership.  

 

 

 

TWENTY IS PLENTY IN BURWELL 

 

Adopted by the Parish Council as part of a national campaign.

 Reducing your speed increases safety for Pedestrians, Cyclists, Equestrian and other Motorists.

Join in by signing the 20's Plenty Personal Pledge. 

 

 

 Lots of people have already signed the Pledge Sheets to support 20's Plenty in Burwell. Pledge Sheets, along with our Pledge Ribbons will be available to sign on the Parish Council stand at Burwell Carnival on Saturday 25th June 2022.

PERSONAL SAFETY

Many Councillors have been trained by the Community Safety Partnership in Personal Safety issues. Additonally, some have also undertaken Hate Crime Training.

THINK SAFE – BE SAFE Personal Safety

Walking At Night – Wear bright / redlective clothing and carry a torch for use at night, also a phone and even if required, a personal safety attack alarm. If at all possible, try not to walk unaccompanied at nght and keep to well lit paths / areas wherever possible. Also see below.

Walking – Tell someone of your destination & what time you expect to be back, if at all possible. Also carry a mobile phone and only carry strictly necessary cash or cards.

Hate Crimes – If you see or experience a hate Crime, report it as per below. If you have access to the internet, it may be quicker to submit a non emergency hate crime report on line www.linktr.ee/reporthate

Medical Emergency – Heart Attacks – There are Defribilator sites throughout the village at various locations – know where your nearest Defribilator is situated. Instructions to access the unit are at the site, and the units are automatic to use – no specialist knowledge is required.

Motorists – Give priority to Pedestrians, Equestrians & Cyclists -New Highway Code Rules give them priority in most situations – See Highway Code

Cyclists – Wear High Visibilty clothing and use lights, even in the daytime.

If you see a Crime, call 999 or 101 ( non urgent )

THINK SAFE – BE SAFE Scams

Email– Never open email attachements from someone you don’t know, unless your absolutely sure that they are safe.

Email– Always use Antivirus programs on any computer, phone or tablet.

Email– Never respond to an unsolicited email from someone you don’t know - it could be a scam, particularly if finance is involved.

Emial / Text – Never respond to anyone asking you to buy things like Amazon or Tesco Gift Cards on their behalf, even if you think you know them. Scammers are very clever – always check direct with the person concerned.

One of our colleagues recently lost £400 this way!

Phone– Never respond to a telephone call saying its from HMRC & you owe tax – it’s a scam

Phone– Never respond to a call saying there’s a problem with your internet if they ask to take control of your device – it’s a Scam. Hang up and call your internet provider direct to check.

Phone– Never respond to a call from someone who says they are from your Bank, unless you are specifically expecting a Bank call that day – it’s likely a scam.Hang up and call your Bank directly.

Home– Never open the door to someone you don’t know & don’t let them into your home – always ask for company identification, even if they are expected.

To Report a Phone scam call 0300 123 2040 then report to Police on 101

To Report Scam Texts & Mobile Scam calls, call your provider direct on 7726 from your mobile. You can then report to the Police on 101


 

Known Scams

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PEDESTRIANS, CYCLISTS AND EQUESTRIAN 

 

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