Scaldwell Speedwatch

“Speeding is considered to be the number 1 issue in Northamptonshire villages” 

For those that have not been involved in this project before – this scheme is about the community coming together with the Police as a partnership with the aim of reducing the speed of traffic passing through our villages.

Traffic passing through this village continues to rise sharply and with this comes increasing speeds being recorded.

The latest data set showed 46% of traffic passing through the village at some point were speeding above the 30mph limit, to put this into context this was approx 6500 motorists speeding through Scaldwell or a minimum of 800 vehicles speeding every day. Of these 16% were speeding above 35 mph! with speeds recorded as high as 45-50mph.

Along with many other villages in Northamptonshire we have the opportunity to undertake speed monitoring by way of use of Police provided speed cameras- details of speeding traffic is then past to the Police who will take appropriate action.

We have been offered monitoring equipment on a shared basis with Brixworth over a 6 week period from 16th June to 21st July – giving us 3 weeks usage in total.


To make this a success – I need volunteers

Full training will be provided via the Police – The next training session is due to be held on 2nd June at 9.30am in Northampton.

If you would like to support this activity but want to know more about what is required then please do not hesitate to contact me. Please indicate if you are able to support this community action by completing and returning the attached slip – alternatively please e.mail me or leave a message with the required information at the e-mail address/ number below.


Phil Purcell,
Springbank, Old Rd, 882640


Scaldwell Admin


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