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Councillors join police for Community Speed Watch check in Chesterfield

Posted on 12th September 2014

Councillors join police for Community Speed Watch check in Chesterfield

Four borough councillors have joined police on a Community Speed Watch check near a Chesterfield primary school earlier this week.

PC Simon Duddles and PCSO Zoe Blount of the local Safer Neighbourhood policing teams organised the session on Monday, September 8 outside Whitecotes Primary School, on Whitecotes Lane.

They were joined by Rother Ward Councillors Jenny Flood, Stuart Brittain and Stewart Bradford and Holmebrook Ward Councillor Keith Miles.

Community Speed Watch was set up locally as part of the campaign to target residents’ concerns about speeding and road safety on Whitecotes Lane.

It involves local volunteers who are trained to use the equipment and offered the chance to carry out checks alongside officers.

Signs are put out to alert passing motorists, and volunteers wear high visibility jackets during the sessions.

During the checks the details of any vehicles found breaking the speed limit are noted, and the owners sent a letter, advising them of their speed and requesting that they respect local limits.

PCSO Zoe Blount, of the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Although no one was found to be breaking the speed limit during the check we hope that passing motorists will remember to check their speed while on this stretch of road and have respect for the legal limits, which will in turn help improve the safety for local residents and school children.

“We would like to thank the Councillors for giving up their time to take part in the initiative, and if there are any members of the community who would like to take part in future checks then please get in touch.”

To contact the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101 or email ChesterfieldSouthSNT@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk.

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