Speed check equipment for Rothesay street

Speed monitoring equipment is to be set up in Roslin Crescent in Rothesay.
Speed monitoring equipment is to be set up in Roslin Crescent in Rothesay.

Speed monitoring equipment is to be set up in a Rothesay street following complaints by householders in the area.

Police Scotland is to fit the monitoring equipment in Roslin Crescent after an appeal from a group of householders for traffic calming measures to be installed.

A group of Roslin Crescent residents attended BCC’s September meeting to voice their fears about the risk to children from speeding motorists in an area where advisory 20mph signs are in place.

In reply to a letter from Bute Community Council secretary Mick Common on the subject, local police sergeant Dave Wilkinson said: “Police locally undertook regular patrols of the road during the summer school holidays of 2014, following concerns expressed by the residents via Councillor [Isobel] Strong.

“This formed part of the direct policing plan, with each of the three shifts required to visit the area and record the outcome. No speeding detections were forthcoming as a result of the patrols.

“As a result of the issues raised in your letter I am arranging to have monitors fitted at the location once they become available. The monitors will measure the speed of vehicles using the road and provide an accurate assessment of the level of speeding. If the results indicate a high level of speeding at the location, then the results can be used to seek to implement further measures.

“In the short term I think the provision of ‘children at play’ sings and fencing would contribute to the safety not only of local children but all residents in Roslin Crescent.”