The KRA often hears from local residents that speeding in the area is a big worry. Most of our roads are 30 mph, and 40 mph in just a few areas, but the average speed at which people travel through our village often seems significantly in excess of that. With a high proportion of elderly and young people in our village, we felt it time to take action.
Together with our councillors, a number of the committee have undertaken the training to implement Community Speedwatch (CSW), and in the last month we have begun our first monitoring sessions. We hope to make this a monthly activity.
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. Volunteers receive appropriate training, and are supported by neighbourhood policing team (NPT) staff. Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the Police with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds.
The CSW is free to take part in, and entirely run by volunteers, so if vehicle speed is of a concern to you, and you would also be interested in supporting us to try to make our village safer, then please do get in touch.
Our aim is to make the streets of our village safer by making drivers aware of their speeds and when they are exceeding them.