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Plea to help find Lyndhurst Parish Council's speed indicator device after its disappearance from Southampton Road



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A DEVICE used to tell drivers their speed has disappeared from a New Forest village road just days after being installed.

A plea has gone out to help find Lyndhurst’s sole electronic speed indicator device which, which cost the parish council around £1,500.

It had been fitted last Friday to the New Forest Visitor Centre sign on the A35 Southampton Road, where drivers are said to regularly flout the 30mph limit.

The SID had been fitted to the New Forest Visitor Centre sign on the A35 Southampton Road
The SID had been fitted to the New Forest Visitor Centre sign on the A35 Southampton Road

But it was reported missing yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, and a few small parts of it were left at the scene.

Now the council wants to hear from those who saw any suspicious activity, with parish clerk Margaret Weston emphasising the device’s importance.

“We do have a team of volunteers who go out with our SpeedWatch equipment but feel that the value of the speed indicator device, which is regularly moved around our village, cannot be over emphasised as a deterrent,” she told the A&T.

“[Southampton Road] is a long, straight road with a fairly high density of housing along one side and a cycle track/footpath also on the same side.

“There are also two residential roads leading into and from it. It has been found that traffic is regularly travelling along the A35, whilst still in the 30mph speed limit, at far higher speeds.”

Local police shared the council’s appeal on Facebook, calling on those with information to email clerk@lyndhurst-pc.gov.uk or suttichai.se-upara@lyndhurst-pc.gov.uk



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