Additional volunteers needed to support the Community Speedwatch in Terrington St John
At least 6 residents are needed for the Community Speedwatch group in Terrington St John. Community Speedwatch (CSW) is a national initiative where active members of local communities join with the support of the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices.
Vehicles exceeding the speed limit of 30mph or 40mph are referred to the Police with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds. In cases where education is blatantly ignored and evidence of repeat or excessive offences is collated (even across county boarders), enforcement and prosecution will follow.
Volunteers receive appropriate training and are supported by neighbourhood policing team (NPT) staff. The scheme aims to cater for the problem of real or perceived speed related offending, and through partnership with the community it is to be used in circumstances that are necessary, justifiable, and proportionate in order to:
• Reduce death and injury on the roads
• Improve the quality of life for the local community
• Reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit
• Increase public awareness of inappropriate speed
Speedwatch activity is not about interfering with neighbours’ behaviour; it is a proactive solution to improve the safety and quality of life for everyone in the community.
Although 6 people are needed, it is vital to have more than 6 people or else the group will fold, as 3 people are needed for each speed monitoring session. You only need to help as little or as often as you are willing to commit to. Monitoring can only be done during the daylight hours but can be at weekends if that’s when the volunteers are available.
Please contact the parish Clerk, Gail Robinson, if you are interested in joining the Terrington St John Speedwatch Group