Community Speedwatch is a scheme to allow volunteers to address speed concerns in their communities.
This is achieved by:
1. Undertaking high-visibility roadside operations to educate drivers, by displaying their speed on a digital display with a view to improving driver behaviour.
2. Reporting to the Police the details of speeding vehicles in specific areas where speed is of concern. These speed monitoring reports enable the police to:
- Send advisory letters to the registered owners with the aim of informing them of the speed their vehicle was travelling at in excess of the speed limit.
- Use the data gathered to inform Police and others on the allocation of resources and general road safety issues.
3. Delivering locally based feedback and problem solving schemes where speeding is of specific concern to the Community, operated by volunteers and supported by the Police.
4. Speedwatch is not enforcement: it is about raising awareness of speeding within communities and educating drivers.
Barrington set up a speedwatch team last year due to the concerns of numerous residents about the speed of traffic through the village.
In 2015 we carried out 15 sessions at five designated sites in the village. We have one site on each of the roads entering the village and one on the High Street so that we can remind people coming from all directions that we are a 30mph limit zone.
We had 15 volunteers join up initially and we need 3 volunteers for each session. Volunteers can commit to as little or as much time as they would like. We would like to run sessions more frequently but would require more volunteers to do so.
If you would like to join our friendly team then please contact Clr Harriet Gardiner using the contact form opposite...