Residents could take matters into their own hands when it comes to speeding motorists, as they are asked to get involved with a new community scheme.

North Weald Parish Council is asking volunteers to come forward and join Speed Watch, a project which will see residents trained to use speed guns and set up efficient patrols, to reduce the number of speeding drivers in their village.

The hands on approach will allow residents to monitor the speed of motorists and work with the police to try to stop dangerous driving through the village.

Details of speeding drivers are handed on to the police who may fire off a warning letter, or prosecute persistant offenders.

Anybody who wishes to get involved should contact North Weald Parish Council on 01992 523 825 or email the clerk ,at clerk@northweald-pc.gov.uk.