- >> Update - 30/05/2012
This issue has been a priority for some months and tommorrow is the next PACT meeting.
Over the past months we have seen a reduction in the overall speed of vehicles and a lower top end speed of those offending vehicles.
We are however concious that people are aware of the pro-active work on-going and that Police are targetting this area.
I would like to reassure residents that regardless of whether this is a PACT priority or not, these patrols and speed monitoring operations will continue.
- >> Update - 10/05/2012
Regular patrols have been carried out in this area this week.
I have also requested members of the Special Constabulary re-attend this area and conduct a speed enforcement campaign in the very near future.
- >> Update - 29/04/2012
Over the past week I have worked a number of late shifts and conducted regular patrols on the B4290.
I must re-inforce my previous comments that the evidence from our speed monitoring is showing that the majority of vehicles are travelling within the 30mph limit.
However there are still some individuals who exceed this limit, positive action is being taken and will continue in a bid to make the roads of Skewen a safer place.
- >> Update - 20/04/2012
For those of you who attended the last PACT meeting it was discussed in relation to a car share area just of the Llandarcy Interchange.
I have spoken to staff at Coed Darcy and the front of the site is currently under-going its renovation and at present this is not possible.
I have now identified 2 other possible locations and i am awaiting a responsonce from the local authority in relation to their feasibility.
- >> Update - 12/04/2012
Over the past 2 weeks numerous Speed Checks have been carried out on the B4290.
For these checks officers have focussed on Burrows Road, Pen-yr-Heol and Jersey Marine village.
During these Operations the speed of vehicles is monitored and any offending vehicles are stopped.
Drivers are then warned or issued with more formal action depending on the speed in which they were travelling.
6 drivers have received formal warnings over the past 2 weeks due to exceeding the 30mph limit.
- >> Update - 01/04/2012
Throughout the past 2 weeks officers from the Special Constabulary have been pro-active in the Skewen area.
These officers are un-paid volunteers and have given their time to assist in relation to your concerns.
As is often seen with speed enforcement activity the actual speed of vehicles differs from the un-trained eye's perception.
The majority of vehicles were travelling between 25 and 30 mph.
- >> Update - 07/03/2012
- A number of Special Constables have conducted a speed detection operation on the B4290 covering Old Road, Burrows Road and Pen yr Heol. As a result of the operation 16 warning notices were issued and 1 driver was issued with a fixed penalty notice for excess speed which resulted in a £60 fine and 3 points on their licence.
- >> Update - 06/02/2012
- Over the paast 7 days Officers from the Skewen Neighbourhood Policing Team have conducted periodic patrols in this area. Drivers have been spoken to in relation to parking offences and 1 fixed penalty notice has been issued. We will continue to monitor the speed and parking over the forthcoming weeks.
- >> Continued PACT priority - 25/01/2012
- It was agreed in tonights PACT meeting that this issue remain a priority until the next meeting.
- >> Update - 07/01/2012
Over the past 2 weeks we have conducted further speed monitoring excersizes.
On the most recents Operations
35 Vehicles recorded, 2 Exceeding Speed Limit
21 Vehicles recorded, 0 Exceeding Speed Limit.
These Operations will continue and positive action will be taken against any offenders.
It is apparant that a large number of the vehicles travelling along this road are travelling between 25 and 29 mph, although from looking it appears they are travelling faster.
- >> Update - 31/12/2011
Further patrols have been conducted at this location.
A number of Speed Monitoring Operations are planned for the forthcoming weeks in relation to this issue.
- >> Update - 16/12/2011
Regular patrols have been conducted at this location over the past 2 weeks.
A number of high-visibility excersizes have been conducted at this location and these will continue over the festive period.
- >> Update - 01/12/2011
I have spoken to colleagues within Neath & Port Talbot local authority in relation to a speed visor being placed at this location in order to identify peak times for speeders.
We will also be conducting regular patrols and speed monitoring excersizes at this location.