Speed camera van positioning on A41 Christleton

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Cheshire Constabulary fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Cheshire Constabulary,

I believe there is certain criteria to allow siting of a camera van on a
stretch of road. Please could you confirm what this is?

There is a van positioned regularly just over the brow of a hump back
bridge in Christleton on the A41 and from local records, this stretch of
road is not a high accident black spot. The A41 is not the best of roads
and there are a number of accidents much further along towards Whitchurch
in the Broxton/Chowley Oak/Tattenhall area. But I cannot understand why
this van is placed here on a regular basis. On Thursday or Friday it was
even there at 5.30 - 6pm when night had fallen.

Please could you explain the justification for this location.

Yours faithfully,

Craig H

Requests, Cheshire Constabulary

Good afternoon Craig,

I have received your Freedom of Information request, however Section
8(1)(b) of the act requires the requester to state their real name for the
request to be valid. Please provide your full name so that your request
can be logged.

Kind regards,

Adam Wakefield – Request Coordinator
Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Joint Corporate
Services
Information Compliance | Cheshire Constabulary HQ | Clemonds Hey | Oakmere
Road | Winsford | Cheshire | CW7 2UA
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Dear Requests,
Hi Adam, my full name is Craig Richard Harper

Yours sincerely,

Craig H

Freedom of Information, Cheshire Constabulary

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence received 03/12/2019 which is
being dealt with as a request for information in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I am in the process of dealing with your request and will respond in due
course and in any case by 03/01/2020.

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been issued with a notice under section 14 of the act relating to the
subject of this request.

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The Requests Team
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Cheshire Constabulary HQ
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Winsford
Cheshire
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Dear Mr Harper

 

YOUR REQUEST:

I believe there is certain criteria to allow siting of a camera van on a
stretch of road. Please could you confirm what this is? 

There is a van positioned regularly just over the brow of a hump back
bridge  in Christleton on the A41 and from local records, this stretch of
road is not a high accident black spot. The A41 is not the best of roads
and there are a number of accidents much further along towards Whitchurch
in the Broxton/Chowley Oak/Tattenhall area. But I cannot understand why
this van is placed here on a regular basis. On Thursday or Friday it was
even there at 5.30 - 6pm when night had fallen.

Please could you explain the justification for this location.

OUR RESPONSE:

 

In accordance with section 1(1) (b) of the Act, our response is as
follows:

 

Speed monitoring is taken on in an area broadly for these reasons;

Historic KSI hot spot.

Complaints of excess speed.

Evidence of none compliance with the speed limit.

 

The A41 at Christleton has for a long time had complaints of excess speed.

 

The road is a 30mph, the van has to be visible for a minimum of 60m. 

The location in the question the “hump back bridge” is assumed to be the
canal bridge as it is the only feature that fits in that location. The van
can park either in a laybay or the marked parking bays.

Both positions are legal, there is no obstruction caused.

 

Speed is not confined to particular days or just daylight hours.  The
equipment can operate in conditions of reduced light.

 

We do have sites further along the A41. There are also sites for Trucam
(hand held lasers) these are operated by the local LPU’s. 

 

It may be prudent to report those areas of concern via the force web site
where it will be listed on speed management system. 

If you are not satisfied with the decision applied in this case I enclose
for your attention a copy of the Constabulary's appeal procedures.

 

Regards

 

 

Sarah Davies

Information Officer

Joint Corporate Services  | Cheshire Constabulary  | Police HQ | Clemonds
Hey | Winsford | Cheshire | CW7 2UA | Phone: 01606 366556 |  Email:
[1][email address]

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Hi Sarah,

thank you for the response, it is appreciated. You mention that the main reason for the siting of the mobile camera in this particular area is due to;

"Speed monitoring is taken on in an area broadly for these reasons;
Historic KSI hot spot.
Complaints of excess speed.
Evidence of none compliance with the speed limit."

I do know this stretch is NOT an historic KSI hot spot, I don't know whether there is evidence of none compliance with the speed limit but I do question the number of complaints received about excess speed? There is a pedestrian crossing and I am aware that traffic queues tail back regularly on that stretch hence my question; how many complaints have been received and how many are required for a speed camera to be deployed?
I look forward to your reply.

Yours sincerely,
Craig H

Freedom of Information, Cheshire Constabulary

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence received 03/01/2020 which is
being dealt with as a request for information in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I am in the process of dealing with your request and will respond in due
course and in any case by 31/01/2020.

Please note that you will not receive a response if you have previously
been issued with a notice under section 14 of the act relating to the
subject of this request.

Please contact us by email at [1][email address] if you
have any further enquiries.

Regards

The Requests Team
Information Compliance
Cheshire Constabulary HQ
Clemonds Hey
Oakmere Road
Winsford
Cheshire
CW7 2UA

Tel :: 01606 362384

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Dear Mr Harper,

 

YOUR REQUEST:

thank you for the response, it is appreciated. You mention that the main
reason for the siting of the mobile camera in this particular area is due
to;

 

"Speed monitoring is taken on in an area broadly for these reasons;
Historic KSI hot spot.

Complaints of excess speed.

Evidence of none compliance with the speed limit."

 

I do know this stretch is NOT an historic KSI hot spot, I don't know
whether there is evidence of none compliance with the speed limit but I do
question the number of complaints received about excess speed? There is a
pedestrian crossing and I am aware that traffic queues tail back regularly
on that stretch hence my question; how many complaints have been received
and how many are required for a speed camera to be deployed?

I look forward to your reply.

 

OUR RESPONSE:

 

In accordance with section 1(1) (b) of the Act, our response is as
follows:

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 entitles an applicant to recorded
information, subject to exemptions, held at the time the request was
received. There is no requirement to provide non-recorded information,
such as opinion or corporate knowledge or information that was not
recorded at the time the request was received.

 

I have consulted with the relevant departments who have advised me that
there is no information held relevant to your request.

 

If you are not satisfied with the decision applied in this case I enclose
for your attention a copy of the Constabulary's appeal procedures.

 

Regards

 

Julie Watson – Request Compliance Officer

Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service Joint Corporate
Services

Information Compliance | Cheshire Constabulary | Clemonds Hey | Oakmere
Road | Winsford | Cheshire | CW7 2UA

Phone: 01606 362384| Visit [1]www.cheshire.police.uk |
[2]www.cheshirefire.gov.uk | Follow [3]@cheshirepolice and @CheshireFire
on Twitter | Like [4]Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
on Facebook

 

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