Speed Watch in Wiltshire

13 May 2010, 06:00

18 villages across Wiltshire are taking action against speeding drivers.

They've set up community speed watch groups which is where they get trained up to used speed guns and record how fast people are going.  If they catch you going too fast you'll get a warning letter from the police and action will be taken against persistent offenders.

Elizabeth NGero, the co-ordinator for Community Speed Watch says "It's not about spying or snooping on neighbours, it is about taking positive action and working together to actually improve the safety and quality of life for everyone living in the community.

"There is a reduction of speed when the community speed watch volunteers are out there, theyr'e wearing high visibility jackets so even that in itself slows the traffic down, which is what the volunteers want."

If you want to set up a group in your area you need to contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team by going into your nearest police station, or looking on the police website.  If a group has been set up they can help put you in touch.  If a group hasn't been set up you can register there is a problem with speeding in your area here

Groups have already been set up in:
Charlton, Malmesbury
Dauntsey, Malmesbury
Oaksey, Malmesbury
Bratton, Westbury
Edington, Westbury
Rushall, Pewsey
UpAvon, Pewsey
Enford, Tidworth
Durrington, Amesbury
Sutton Veny
Woodfalls, near Downton (a few in that area)

These groups are about to be trained up:
Great Bedwyn
Hilmarton, Calne
Luckington and Sherston

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