“Driving down speed, driving up safety.”
Our Mission Statement is:
“To ensure that the public know that Shrewton is a village, where speeding is unacceptable.”
Community Speed Watch, is a scheme to encourage local residents to reduce speeding traffic through their community.
The scheme, enables volunteers to work within their community, in partnership with Wiltshire Police, to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and poor driving, by helping to control this locally.
Many villages and small towns, have a problem with vehicles that fail to reduce speed.
On country routes, a 60mph zone may become a 40 or 30mph zone as it passes through small communities.
Many drivers don’t reduce their speed until well past the speed limit sign or don’t slow down at all.
These drivers risk the safety of local residents and pedestrians – especially children and the elderly.
Shrewton is one such village.
Police Community Volunteers are provided with special equipment and trained by Wiltshire Police Officers in the use of hand-held devices, so that they can record the speed of passing vehicles.
All our current team live in the village and will also be available to offer help and encouragement.
The catching of offenders, is not a top priority, but is an area where we can send a message to those that speed.
The sight of our yellow jackets, is far more important and has a greater effect.
If you could help in this worthwhile cause and can spare just one hour of your time to suit you, we are on duty every 15 days when the shared equipment becomes ours for 5 days.
The more people we can muster during this period the better and the greater our deterrent to speeders will be!
You will not be committed to attend every session, but volunteer only when you are available and feel that it fits in with your prior commitments.
The more the merrier!
For further details and a very warm welcome, please contact:
Howard Jarvis Tel. 01980 620197 or e-mail. email@example.com