Speed monitoring device in Cocking

Cocking villager Angus Manson and Councillor David Imlach with the new SID device in the village PICTURE FROM COCKING.ORG
Cocking villager Angus Manson and Councillor David Imlach with the new SID device in the village PICTURE FROM COCKING.ORG
  • Years of campaigning to get a SID device
  • Residents concerned about speed through Cocking village
  • Device will remain in the village for several weeks

IT has taken more than two years and a lot of determination to overcome many obstacles, but a SID (Speed Indicating Device) has made its first appearance in Cocking.

Councillor David Imlach and villager Angus Manson, members of a team of volunteers, were the first to operate the device which they have 
set up by the children’s playground on the southbound lane of the A286 in Cocking.

The next date is May 2, the first breakfast meeting at Goodwood, which is of great concern to villagers

The device will remain in the village for the rest of the month and return every two to three months.

The team hope it will make a ‘significant contribution towards eliminating the chronic problem of speeding through the village’.

Cllr Imlach said: “We manned the unit on Saturday and Sunday between 8am and 10am and measured more than 1,000 vehicles on Saturday and 850 on Sunday, with most obeying the speed limit.

“On Sunday, a number of horseboxes coming through the village slowed the traffic.

“The next date is May 2, the first breakfast meeting at Goodwood, which is of great concern to villagers.

“Unlike motorists, it was noticed that passing cyclists generally accelerated as they approached the SID.”