Speed and volume of traffic through Eaton Bray is a problem.

We have an active and successful Speedwatch group formed of volunteers who give their time to run speed monitoring sessions throughout the village.

The purpose of these sessions is to record the speed and volume of traffic at hotspots. This data and evidence will then be used by the Parish Council to put forward to Central Bedfordshire and request for traffic calming measures. Without the data, our case for support will not be heard.

If you would be interested in volunteering 2 hours of your time every other month to assist in the monitoring, please get in touch with the Speedwatch team leader, Councillor Mark Tomkins at councillormarktomkins@gmail.com.

You will be formally trained by the Police and, once done, be included in a rota of volunteers to run the monitoring sessions.


7.5 tonne weight restriction

As part of the Parish Council’s installed 7.5 tonne weight restriction, any breaches of the zone can be reported directly to Trading Standards who will follow up and contact the vehicle owners to, in the first instance, highlight the breach and undertake enforcement should it be required for repeat offenders.

The following form must be completed and submitted to: trading.standards@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

If you do not have access to email, you can print it out and post it to:

Trading Standards/ Financial Investigations,
Central Bedfordshire Council,
Priory House,
Monks Walk,
SG17 5TQ

For further information about these Parish Council Highways Matters’ documents, or if you have other questions regarding Eaton Bray Parish Council and its responsibilities, please contact the Parish Council Clerk.