Chester West (The Avenues)

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Priorities

 

You said your current priorities are:

Active Priorities

  • 10 August 2017 - Chester West - The Avenues
     
    At the Chester West PACT on Friday 30th June a new priority was agreed to look at speeding vehicles on Whitehill Way.
     
    I shall provide an update throughout the coming weeks and at the next Police And Communities Together on
    FRIDAY 25 August 2017 at 10 am
     
    Please come along and have Your say in Your area
     

This is what we have done

  • 10 August 2017 - Chester West - The Avenues
    Tuesday 1st August Speed-watch volunteers completed a survey at the top of Whitehill Way: -

    50 vehicles passed, 27 were under 30 mph
    15 were between 31and 34 mph,
    8 were over 35 mph.

    Monday 19th June 2017 Community Speed-watch volunteers completed a survey on Whitehill Way:

    50 Vehicles passed,
    22 were under 30 mph,
    18 were between 31 and 34 mph,
    10 were over 35 mph

    Please remember it is 30 for a reason…
     
    The difference of a few miles per hour can mean the difference between life and death. The faster someone is driving, the less time they have to stop if something unexpected happens.
    If you kill someone while speeding, you will have to live with the long-term emotional consequences.
     
    Speed limits are there for a reason.
     
    The facts

    • Speed is one of the main factors in fatal road accidents

    • In 2013, 3,064 people were killed or seriously injured in crashes where speed was a factor

    • The risk of death is approximately four times higher when a pedestrian is hit at 40mph than at 30mph

    • Fatal accidents are four times as likely on rural “A” roads as urban “A” roads

    The law

    • You must not drive faster than the speed limit for the type of road and your type of vehicle. The speed limit is the absolute maximum and it doesn’t mean it's safe to drive at this speed in all conditions.
     
    The speed limit is a limit not a target!
     
     In some road conditions, including fog and rain and traffic flow, even driving at the speed limit could be too fast.

    Country roads often have sharp bends. Stay in control and give yourself time to react to unexpected hazards by braking before the bend, not in it

     Be aware that there may be unexpected hazards, such as blind bends, vehicles coming out of junctions and animals on country roads. The national speed limit on single carriage roads is 60mph, but there will be times you need to drive under that in order to drive correctly for the conditions. In fact most people do on these roads – the average free flow speed is 48mph.

    Driving too fast for the conditions is bad driving

     Driving too close to the car in front, undertaking and failing to signal are widely accepted as examples of bad driving. However, some drivers fail to accept that driving too fast is also poor driving despite the fact that this is a contributory factor in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries every year.

    Consider the consequences of causing an accident due to driving at excessive speed

     If you cause an accident you will have to live with the emotional consequences of deaths or injuries caused to others.

    Information from http://think.direct.gov.uk/speed.html

    Useful contacts

    Durham Constabulary
    www.durham.police.uk 101 (non-emergency)

    Durham County Council
    www.durham.gov.uk/asb 03000 261 000

    Crimestoppers
    www.crimestoppers-uk.org  0800 55 111

    County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue
    www.ddfire.gov.uk  0845 305 83 83

    Victim Care and Advice Service
    www.victimcareandadviceservice.uk/ 0303 0401 099

    Karbon Homes
    www.karbonhomes.co.uk/  0800 587 0001
     
    Dates for your diary for upcoming Police And Communities Together will be held bi-monthly, 27th October and 22nd December 2017
    commencing at 10:00hrs at Auckland Communal Room.
     
    PCSO 7095 Brian Donnelly
     

These are the policing priorities that local people have agreed with your policing team. You can have some influence on future policing priorities by attending your next PACT meeting.

Local Events & PACT Meetings

Chester Moor PACT Monday 21st August 2017

Event Date: 21/08/2017 18:00:00

The meetings will be attended by a representative from your Neighbourhood Policing Team and will be specific to your area and individual neighbourhood priorities will be discussed. All members of the community are welcome.

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Chester Central PACT 5th September 2017

Event Date: 05/09/2017 19:00:00

The meetings will be attended by a representative from your neighbourhood policing team and will be specific to your area and individual neighbourhood priorities will be discussed. All members of the community are welcome.

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Chester Moor PACT Monday 18th September 2017

Event Date: 18/09/2017 18:00:00

The meetings will be attended by a representative from your Neighbourhood Policing Team and will be specific to your area and individual neighbourhood priorities will be discussed. All members of the community are welcome.

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NHP Team

Sgt Mel Sutherland

PCSO 7095 Brian Donnelly

PCSO Brian Donnelly

How To Contact

Chester le Street Police Station,
Newcastle Road,
Chester le Street,
Durham DH3 3TY

Telephone: 101
Email: ChesterleStreet@durham.pnn.police.uk

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