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Oct302017

Community Speed Watch 

The Parish Council is currently facilitating this initiative. This is a national initiative where local communities join with the Police to monitor the speed of vehicles.  The aims of the initiative are: to help local people address speeding problems in their own area, increase driver and public awareness of the dangers of speeding and improve community safety. CSW teams use hand held radar equipment at pre-identified locations to check vehicle speeds. Registration numbers and makes of vehicles exceeding the local speed limit are recorded. These details are then collated and passed to the central co-ordinator, where they are processed and letters are issued. Drivers found to be speeding are issued with an advisory warning letter requesting that they slow down and observe the speed limit. If the same vehicle is caught on a second or subsequent occasion by any Community Speed Watch team a follow-up final letter is issued. If the vehicle has been caught speeding through any Community Speed Watch for the third time within 12 months, the vehicle will be checked and information passed to the local policing team who will organize for the keeper to be visited and warned. We currently have 10 fully trained volunteers, including some Parish Councillors. If you would like to become a CSW volunteer, please contact the Clerk.

This article was included in the September 2017 Newsletter.

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