Community Speedwatch

Ringstead Parish Council would like to invite you to join this year's Community Speed Watch program. Community Speed Watch is a scheme to help people reduce traffic speeding through their neighbourhood. Excessive speed through our village is one of the most common issues raised with the Parish Councillors and Neighbourhood Planning Group and has an impact not only on road safety but on the quality of life for those residents that endure it.

Community Speed Watch is a volunteer programme, run between the Police and Northamptonshire town and Parish Councils. The program aims to increase the awareness of the dangers of speeding through education. Drivers detected for speeding receive a Police Warning letter and their records are held to identify any repeat offenders. Repeat offenders (2 or more) can also expect a visit from the police.

Having registered as a volunteer you will be offered a training course run by Northamptonshire Police on the 25th August 2018 0930HRS – 1215HRS (Approx) venue: Caroline Chisolm School, Wooldale Road, Northampton, NN4 6TP.

The course covers the use of the equipment, insurance, training in conflict resolution and there is an option for basic first aid if required. The training comprises of two modules and will last for a maximum of 2 hours.

As volunteers we will run sessions between 8th to 16th Sept / 24th to 30th Sept and the 8th to 13th of Oct 2018 noting the date, time, colour, make, model and registration number of any vehicles exceeding the speed limit. The results will then be forwarded to the Police who will then arrange for the registered keeper of the vehicle to be written to, informing them that the vehicle was detected exceeding the speed limit, giving the location, date and time. Persistent speeders will receive a second letter but on the third occasion they can expect further action to be taken by the police.

If you are interested and able to help with this year's Speedwatch please review the dates and times listed below pick the dates and times that you would like to do and let me know.

Date

25th Aug 2018 | Training

08-Sep-18

09-Sep-18

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Posted: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:59 by Lisa Ritchie

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