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Safer Neighbourhood officers tackle speeding issues in Chapel and Chinley

Posted on 24th April 2014

Police will continue to put the brakes on speeding vehicles in Chapel and Chinley over the next three months.

It was decided by officers and residents that the policing priority for the area would be extended during the Safer Neighbourhood governance meeting on Tuesday, April 22.

The Chapel and Chinley Safer Neighbourhood Team will be heading out on patrol to speak to motorists about the importance of safe and considerate driving and sticking to the law on the roads.

PC Andy Crosthwaite and PCSO Karen Green are looking to team up with members of the public to carry out Community Speed Watch events in the area to target those exceeding the limit.

The scheme has equipment which displays the speed of passing motorists, alerting them as to whether they are abiding by the speed limit or not.

The volunteers will take down details of vehicles that are excessively speeding and the information is fed back to the local neighbourhood policing team so that warning letters are issued to anyone caught speeding in the area.

Residents are invited to attend the next Safer Neighbourhood Governance meeting to help set policing priorities on Tuesday, July 22. The meeting will be held at Rems Bar on Market Street, Chapel-en-le-frith from 7pm.  

Anyone interested in joining the Chapel Community Speed Watch Scheme is asked to contact PC Andy Crosthwaite or PCSO Karen Green on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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