A new project will allow residents to monitor the speed of motorists through their village

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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.

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1:07pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

This will result in some terrible confrontational incidents and is a bad idea.
This will result in some terrible confrontational incidents and is a bad idea. Cornbeefur
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10:31pm Thu 28 Feb 13

JackDaniels says...

Robert Peel may have disagreed:

Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
Robert Peel may have disagreed: Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence. JackDaniels
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1:45pm Fri 1 Mar 13

word of mouth says...

The locals will be surprised by the low number of people they clock speeding. half of the problem is that pedestrians can not judge speeds and so assume vehicles are speeding.
The locals will be surprised by the low number of people they clock speeding. half of the problem is that pedestrians can not judge speeds and so assume vehicles are speeding. word of mouth
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