To inform members of work to tackle speeding in the Hinckley area.
Members were informed of ongoing partnership work to tackle speeding in the Hinckley Area. It was also noted that an additional request for the annual grant to Hinckley Neighbourhood Watch to be increased by £1,000 had been received from the Hinckley Watch Development Officer at the previous meeting.
In response to questions from members, the following was noted:
· Whilst action against those speeding couldn’t be taken as a result of the mobile vehicle activated signs (MVAS), it would provide evidence of the issue which would give the police grounds to undertake speed checks in the area or to discuss traffic calming measures with Leicestershire County Council
· Officers had been advised that it was still intended to reduce the speed limit on the perimeter road near the new development to 40mph but an update had been sought.
Councillor L Mullaney entered the meeting at 6.37pm.
It was moved by Cllr Bill, seconded by Cllr Gibbens and
(i) The report be noted and work taking place be endorsed;
(ii) The approval of a supplementary budget of £10,000 from the special expenses budget for the purchase of a mobile vehicle activated sign and 22 posts for erecting the signs be endorsed;
(iii) The annual grant to Hinckley Neighbourhood Watch be increased by £1,000.