Volunteers needed for community speed watch scheme

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A NEW community speed watch scheme in Wilton is looking for volunteers.

The new scheme will be running in Shaftesbury Road and volunteers will be part of a team trying to reduce traffic speed and make the roads safer.

They will be given training in using speed devices and provided with support from the neighbourhood policing team.

PCSO Ben Brewster said: “Speeding is an issue in this particular area of Wilton and it is important that we work as a community to prevent the problem from getting worse.”

For more information contact PCSO Brewster at Wilton Police Station on 101 ext 747815 or email benjamin.brewster@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk.

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1:42pm Tue 29 Jan 13

AndrewM says...

There can't be much community interest in doing this if they need to advertise in the paper...this wasn't started by a group of like-minded residents then?
There can't be much community interest in doing this if they need to advertise in the paper...this wasn't started by a group of like-minded residents then? AndrewM
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5:12pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Champers says...

I've got really good idea, let's give them a uniform too and call them...........I know, police!

This is not a job for the public, it's just another way of saving money and reducing the police force. The vast majority of people speeding through an area are usually local so it will be neighbours and friends that CSWs will be reporting on. Thats why it should be handled by an impartial authority.
I've got really good idea, let's give them a uniform too and call them...........I know, police! This is not a job for the public, it's just another way of saving money and reducing the police force. The vast majority of people speeding through an area are usually local so it will be neighbours and friends that CSWs will be reporting on. Thats why it should be handled by an impartial authority. Champers
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2:07pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Grampie says...

How about bringing back the former speed cameras and team? Proven to reduce speeds and save lives. Also provides employment.
How about bringing back the former speed cameras and team? Proven to reduce speeds and save lives. Also provides employment. Grampie
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9:30pm Thu 31 Jan 13

UKD003 says...

exactley, an impartial authority needs to do this. People need to be able to drive at good speeds. More focus should be on people who dont have the necessary skills to drive, or even drive too slow, they are dangerous also
exactley, an impartial authority needs to do this. People need to be able to drive at good speeds. More focus should be on people who dont have the necessary skills to drive, or even drive too slow, they are dangerous also UKD003
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9:30am Fri 1 Feb 13

blackstone says...

Many authorities have the speed of their vehicles controlled by the satellites.This should be fitted to all new cars.The cost very little.This saves fuel ,wear and tear and reduces the accident rate on these motors.There would be then ,no need for speed cameras,,and the police could devote more time in other areas, these volunteers that are now sought could devote their time to helping the elderly or some other useful need
Many authorities have the speed of their vehicles controlled by the satellites.This should be fitted to all new cars.The cost very little.This saves fuel ,wear and tear and reduces the accident rate on these motors.There would be then ,no need for speed cameras,,and the police could devote more time in other areas, these volunteers that are now sought could devote their time to helping the elderly or some other useful need blackstone
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