More volunteers sought as Dursley speed watch scheme gets underway
11:30am Friday 30th August 2013 in News
A SCHEME to tackle speeding in Dursley by giving volunteers speed guns has been given the go-ahead after a great deal of interest was shown.
The Community Speed Watch project, supported by the Dursley Neighbourhood Policing Team, will see volunteers trained and supplied with the monitoring equipment and high visibility jackets.
They will then set up on the side of the road and register motorists’ speeds.
Those found to be in excess of the speed limit will have their details forwarded to the police, who will send a letter to the anti-social driver.
The Gazette reported on Thursday, August 12 that the project’s organiser Dursley Town Cllr Matt Nicholson was appealing for people to come forward to help get involved, with immediate results.
"Pretty much as soon as the Gazette was out we had people calling in. It definitely helped," he said.
"We now have enough volunteers to get started. If anybody else wants to get involved they should come along to the training session.
"It is a great initiative for Dursley and will help address speeding in the area."
The roads planned to be monitored in the next couple of weeks are Uley Road and Woodmancote but if the project proves popular, Cllr Nicholson hopes to expand the scheme to other places in the town.
The first training session will be at Jacob’s House on Thursday, September 5 from 7pm for one hour where the timetable will be considered and everyone is welcome to attend.
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