Speedwatch Campaign

Speed sign - 30 NOT 50

Are you concerned with Speeding traffic through the village?

Your Village needs YOU.

Many people in the village have complained about the speed of some motorists as they drive through the village.  Speedwatch is a small group of volunteers who have been trained by the local Police, and who are able to check speeds of vehicles using an official radar speed gun.  We are able to go, when we are able, to locations which have been assessed as safe, and to note the details of cars or other vehicles travelling above a speed threshold.  These motorists will then receive letters from the Police.

The two villages of Eight Ash Green and West Bergholt work jointly on this and our locations include  the A1124 (Halstead Rd), Spring Lane, B1508 (Colchester Rd), sharing people and equipment.  Any session requires a minimum of two volunteers but extra people are helpful to collect details.  If you could spend a hour or so, when convenient to you, and would be interested in joining us, then could you let me know as soon as possible.  If we receive enough volunteers, then we can arrange another training session with the local police.

We are not anti-motorist, most of us are motorists ourselves.  We aim to get all to obey the speed limits, for the safety of all road users.  There are many places with restricted views in these villages, one motorist well in excess of the limit at one of these motivated me to get involved with this project.

If you are interested and would like to join us, please contact me as soon as possible by phone on  (01206) 571910 or email [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”].


Anthony C Robin

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