SpeedWatch Volunteers Needed
Hethersett could soon
have its own volunteer speed watch scheme aimed at making village roads safer.
A number of
communities in Norfolk have already adopted Speed Watch and Hethersett could
soon join them.
Council has discussed the matter and new chairman Fred Watkins has already
named traffic issues as one of his top priorities.
The council is
appealing for Speed Watch volunteers through the latest edition of the
Hethersett Newsletter which is distributed throughout the village.
to be an issue both generally and at specific locations in the village. If you
live in the village why would you wish to speed through it?” the newsletter
A minimum of six
volunteers are needed. They would be provided with speed guns, signs and
fluorescent jackets with speed checks being carried out in daylight and in an
area agreed to by the police. Volunteers would also receive training from
police in how to use the speed guns.
would have their registration numbers, colour, make and model noted down and
owners would receive a police letter. Re-offending vehicles would be the
subject of a second letter with their registrations placed on a database. If
the vehicle was then stopped by Police in the future the driver would be
prosecuted and no verbal warning given.
Any residents wishing
to volunteer to become a member of a Community Speed Watch team should contact
parish clerk Ian Weetman on 01603 810915.