SpeedWatch team are training their guns on you

Speedwatch

Are you driving too fast through the village?

Watch out — Thorney’s SpeedWatch team might be training their guns on you.

Organiser Samantha Godley has got five volunteers for the Community SpeedWatch scheme, which is enough to get the scheme up and running.

Volunteers had their training last month and are now able to start surveying.

“We are currently discussing how often we will be surveying, we only need three people to conduct a survey and the session will last 1.5 hours.”

Initially the scheme will run on Station Road, The Causeway, Wisbech Road and hopefully Sandpit Road and Woburn Drive. More checkpoints may be added later.

Information gathered is sent to Cambridgeshire Police. The local team does not issue any penalties or letters, everything is done by the Police after they have collated the information.

“The scheme is all about education,” said Samantha. “It is to raise the awareness of the speed people are travelling at through the village, with the aim to reduce speeding.”

Samantha is still keen to have more volunteers, so anyone interested in helping should contact her on samgodley@hotmail.co.uk or call 07572 876311.

 

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