Chairman’s report for February 2017

Community Speed Watch

Some of you may remember us asking for volunteers for the above scheme a year or so ago; unfortunately, we did not have a single one.
Notwithstanding the lack of interest last time, the strength of feeling on this issue amongst parishioners about the traffic on the A4110 through Canon Pyon surely warrants us putting this out there again. This time I am pleased to put my name forward for starters – we need a total of six volunteers to apply. If you’re worried about other local people seeing you, you could always borrow a mouse mask from Pyon Players.

This will be on the agenda for our next meeting. I have reproduced below some facts on the scheme taken from www.communityspeedwatch.co.uk.
Community Speedwatch (CSW) is a locally driven initiative where active members of the community join together with the support of the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices. Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the Police with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds.

Volunteers receive appropriate training, and are supported by neighbourhood policing team (NPT) staff. The scheme aims to cater for the problem of real or perceived speed related offending, and through partnership with the community it is to be used in circumstances that are necessary, justifiable and proportionate in order to:

  • Reduce death and injury on the roads
  • Improve the quality of life for local communities
  • Reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit
  • Increase public awareness of inappropriate speed

Speedwatch activity is not about interfering with neighbours’ behaviour; it is a proactive solution to improve the safety and quality of life for everyone in the community.

If you are interested please contact our clerk, or a councillor (see contacts page)

Go to Community Speed Watch website