Speed Checks for Local Roads

speed gunsUpminster and Cranham police teams now have their own equipment for checking on motorist’s speed.

This has been purchased by the Upminster and Cranham Residents’ Association for their use, given the many complaints we receive regarding speeding along our roads.  The police will take a short while to familiarise themselves with the equipment and then will use it on roads the community identify as problematic.

They already have some roads in mind but I would welcome any suggestions of roads in both Upminster and Cranham where residents consider speed to be an issue. Interestingly, when speed checks have been undertaken in the past, it has frequently been local residents who have been stopped for speeding!

Please contact me with suggestions for roads to be checked.

Cllr Linda Van den Hende


  1. Dear Linda,
    I am a resident in Front Lane. In recent years, speeding along this road has been getting worse – I’m not sure why, but it could be the introduction of double yellow lines along the east-side of the carriageway, about 2 years ago as there were times that – due to double parking – buses could not get through. Unfortunately, this has consequently led to a very clear “racetrack” which starts just after the Cranham Social Hall until they reach the humped zebra crossing, further north. The speeding is particularly bad after about 9pm – when any cars, that were parked, legally, on the west-side of the road, creating a sort of obstruction, have moved away, leaving a very clear run for speeders.
    I have noticed that Upminster Road has a number of wide speed humps along the road heading towards Upminster Bridge Station, which seems very effective, and wondered if this could not be introduced along Front Lane.
    Kind Regards,
    Andrew Sterne

    • Dear Mr Sterne,

      The post you have commented on is from 2015. I will reply to you direct.

      Kind regards

      Cllr John Tyler

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