You might have noticed your local Speed Watch Team in action!
Speed Watch Volunteers get actively involved in monitoring the speed of vehicles travelling through the village. Volunteers are trained to use speed indicator devices which display vehicle speed. The registered owner of any vehicle seen exceeding the speed limit is then sent an advisory letter from their local Neighbourhood Policing Team. This explains that speeding is unacceptable to our local community.
Full training is given to volunteers by the local Neighbourhood Police Team. Safety equipment is also provided to ensure volunteers are clearly visible to road users. Information gathered during the checks will be used to target enforcement and education measures. Persistent offenders will receive a visit from Police Officers not Speed Watch volunteers. Supported by the Police, the Speed Watch Team in Great Paxton has become very successful and has recently take charge of some new equipment. However, it needs some extra help and would appreciate some additional volunteers. There is no expectation in terms of the number of hours you would need to make yourself available. That would be up to you and the Team to discuss.
If you would like to join the Speed Watch Team in Great Paxton please contact Councillor Jill Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Parish Clerk at email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you.