Rodborough is a parish of contrasts – from the industry of Dudbridge to the natural beauty of Rodborough Common, from the bustling A46 Bath Road to the tranquillity of Bagpath and Swells Hill.
Within that, there are around 2,300 households.
The parish has 2 churches, 2 schools, 4 pubs, a large hotel, a Community Hall, and most important to many residents, the Winstones Ice Cream Factory.
You can find a map showing the extent of the parish and the ward boundaries here – Map
Parish ANPR speed cameras
In response to persistent complaints from residents about the speed and volume of traffic using our roads, the parish has invested in a number of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras, the first of which was funded by Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Martin Surl. The aim of these cameras is twofold: to provide data to inform our discussions with partner organisations who include Gloucestershire Highways, Road Safety Partnership and Police; and to enable the Police to take further action against drivers who drive at reckless speeds or who grossly exceed the speed limits on a regular basis.
These cameras provide a 24/7 automated Parish Speed Watch. Residents may be familiar, perhaps from listening to BBC Radio 4’s The Archers, with the concept of volunteers in high-viz vests standing by the roadside with portable speed cameras and notebooks. Our cameras simply bring this kind of speed watch into the 21st Century (and means no one has to get wet or be insulted by speeding drivers).