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Vigilant volunteers in Norfolk form Community Speed Watch group

Harlston, Norfolk. Community Speedwatch in Harleston after Alison Wilkie's son Thomas was knocked over by a car pictured from left Mike Pursehouse, Neil Marsh, Martin Wilby and Alison Wilkie ENGANL00120130326120226

Harlston, Norfolk. Community Speedwatch in Harleston after Alison Wilkie's son Thomas was knocked over by a car pictured from left Mike Pursehouse, Neil Marsh, Martin Wilby and Alison Wilkie ENGANL00120130326120226

A group of attentive volunteers in Diss, Scole and Roydon have joined up with Norfolk Police to help crack down on speeding motorists in their local area.

Six residents living across these three towns and villages have signed up to the Community Speed Watch Scheme, which trains people to monitor passing vehicles that are driving above the speed limit.

Police Safety Officer Aslaug Foreman said: “Speeding is regularly raised as a concern by the residents and the additional presence of Community Speed Watch volunteers at the roadside has proved to have an effect on getting drivers to slow down in other areas.

“We are delighted with our new volunteers and the scheme allows them to do something really worthwhile in helping keep the roads around their local communities safe.”

Each member of the scheme will have access to a speed gun and will record the details of any motorist who exceed the maximum speed limit.

Offenders will subsequently be issued with letters explaining their wrongdoing and the consequences.

Mr Foreman added: “We are always looking for new volunteers, so I encourage anyone interested to get in touch.”

Those who wish to sign up can call the Diss Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or email sntdiss@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

 

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