Posted on 27th February 2017
PCSO Karen Pykett is pictured here with some of neighbouring Breaston’s Speedwatch members
Our officers from the Borrowash Safer Neighbourhood Team are asking for volunteers from the village to come forward to help set up a community speed watch.
A meeting is being held for interested villagers to get more details, at 6.30pm on Wednesday, March 1 at the police office on Cole Lane, Borrowash.
PCSO Karen Pykett from the team explains: “When we talk to people in the village it is clear that speeding motorists is something that worries people.
“When priorities allow we do complete speed check enforcement at locations in the village, however we thought it would also be useful to see if there would be interest in setting up a small team who would be happy to volunteer to be part of a community speed watch.
“The scheme is designed to educate speeding motorists and influence their future driving behaviour. We will train and work with a small team of volunteers to complete speed checks on roads in the village. If we do record any motorists exceeding the limit we do not stop the vehicle. Instead I will write to the registered keeper to let them know the speed they were recorded at and re-enforce the dangers of driving with excess speed.
“If we pick up on any trend at particular locations or time of day, the information will be passed to officers in the team who can then complete enforcement.
“The scheme has been very successful in other areas such as Draycott and Breaston where the villagers enjoy taking the responsibility to help with a local problem.”
Anyone who is interested in being part of the scheme should turn up at the meeting or call PCSO Karen Pykett on 101, alternatively, send her a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.