Chester West (The Avenues)

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Priorities

 

You said your current priorities are:

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  • 13 June 2018 - Chester West - The Avenues
     
    At the Chester West PACT on Friday 1st May it was agreed to keep the current priority regarding “Speeding Vehicles on Whitehill Way”. Motorists are being asked to take extra care when pedestrians are seen crossing the road, especially around Cestria Health Centre and the entrance to Gibside where there are elderly residents.
    Your next PACT meeting will take place on: -
     
    Friday 5th October 2018 commencing at 10 am

    Please come along and have your say in your area.

This is what we have done

  • 13 June 2018 - Chester West - The Avenues
     
    Speed-watch on Monday 11/6/2018 on South Approach, near to Sainsbury’s: -

    50 vehicles passed.
    44 were 30 mph or less
    4 were between 31 and 34 mph
    2 were over 35 mph so we conclude there is no speeding issues in this area.

    speed-watch completed on Whitehill Way

    50 vehicles passed   30 were 30 mph or less
    11 were between 31 and 34 mph
    9 were over 35 mph. this is 18 % so is a speeding area and will get looked at as a high priority and passed on to the road policing unit for more action.
     
    Community speed watch on Friday 18th May on Whitehill Way the following is the results..

    50 vehicles pass
    ed 31 were 30 mph or less
    10 were between 31 and 34 mph and
    9 were over 35 mph. This will get further action from the road policing unit.
     
     
    Tuesday 17th April Community Speed watch was completed on Whitehill Way, the data collected from the vehicles which passed is: -

    35 were 30 mph or under
    9 were between 31 and 34 mph
    6 were over 35 mph 

     
    PLEASE REDUCE YOUR SPEED ... 
    ...ARRIVE ALIVE, NOT DEAD ON TIME 
     
    Friday 23rd February Speed watch was completed on Warkworth Drive, Waldridge Park traffic travelling south. The data collected from 20 vehicles that passed the location: -

    No vehicle was travelling at 20 mph or under
    5 were between 21 and 23 mph
    and 15 were over 24 mph.
    this is the first time that no vehicles recorded travelling at the speed limit or less for the road.  
     
    Please reduce your speed!
     
     
    Tuesday 23rd January Speed-watch volunteers completed a survey on Whitehill Way: -
     
     
    50 vehicles passed, 27 were 30 mph or under
     
    17 were between 31 and 34 mph
     
    And 6 were over 35 mph.
     
    Monday 16th October Speed-watch volunteers completed a survey at Whitehill Way: -
     

    33 vehicles passed, 27 were 30 mph or below
    5 were between 31 and 34 mph
    6 were over 35 mph. which is 18% and will trigger more action.
     
     
    Wednesday 6th September Speed-watch volunteers completed a survey at the top of Whitehill Way: -
     

    40 vehicles passed, 16 were 30 or under
    16 were between 31 and 34 mph
    8 were over 35 mph
     
    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 on 5th October and 7th December 2018 Commencing at 10:00hrs at Auckland Communal Room.
     
    PCSO 7095 Brian Donnelly - brian.donnelly@durham.pnn.police.uk
     
     

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 & Community Group 20th June 2018

Event Date: 20/06/2018 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 West PACT 5th October 2018

Event Date: 05/10/2018 10:00:00

Chester West PACT: - 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 West PACT 7th December 2018

Event Date: 07/12/2018 10:00:00

Chester West PACT: - 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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Crime Mapper

NHP Team

Sgt Mel Sutherland

PC 1847 Mick Burns

PC Mick Burns

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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