Traffic speed is one of the factors than can affect the quality of life in an area, and number of residents are keen to help reduce the level of speeding in the town. A recent presentation to the Town Council was well-received and now a small team of volunteers is being sought to assist in the operation of a Community SpeedWatch Scheme.
Overton already has a successful Scheme as do other villages in the area.
The volunteers use equipment that monitors the speed of traffic and record the details which are passed to the police. If a problem continues, enforcement against drivers may be undertaken by the Police. However, the aim of a SpeedWatch scheme is primarily education and to make places safer and more pleasant for everyone.
Just a few hours
If anyone would like to give a few hours of their time they should contact the Town Clerk at the Town Hall by calling in to the office during opening hours, telephoning 01256 892107 or by email at WHITCHURCH TOWN COUNCIL