County’s Speedwatch scheme marks 2000th volunteer
October 7th, 2019
POLICE and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite joined Speedwatch volunteers in Cambourne, in South Cambridgeshire, on Saturday (5th October) to welcome the community scheme’s 2000th volunteer.
Community Speedwatch trains volunteers to get actively involved in monitoring the speed of vehicles travelling through their neighbourhoods.
Mike Brooks, Community Speedwatch Coordinator said:
“Speeding is one of the factors that most affects the quality of life in communities around Cambridgeshire. It can be a factor in road traffic collisions and impacts on the day-to-day lives of people living in the community.
“Our scheme continues to grow across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and we’re really pleased to welcome our 2000th volunteer. The scheme relies on the support of our community volunteers and team of Police Support Volunteers to be such an effective and useful resource in tackling speeding.
“The 2000th volunteer was trained in Cambourne at the start of a Speedwatch Week of Action – teams across the county are running sessions and will be visibly supported by Officers.”
“One of the issues people often write to me about is speeding through villages,” explains the Commissioner.
“Community Speedwatch empowers people in our communities to play a vital role in keeping our county safe. I would encourage anyone interested in starting up a scheme to visit the website: http://speedwatch.info/.
“I am tremendously proud of the efforts of all our volunteers – the contribution you all make is invaluable. To have 2000 people signed up to keep our roads safe in a county the size of ours is impressive!”
To find out more about Community Speedwatch, visit: http://speedwatch.info/ or contact Mike Brooks, Speedwatch Coordinator for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org.