Volunteers needed for Community SpeedWatch in Gawsworth Ward
This scheme allows the public to get actively involved in monitoring the speed of vehicles travelling through their neighbourhood. It is used in areas where speeding has been identified as a priority.
Community Speedwatch (CSW) is a locally driven initiative where active members of the community join together with the support of the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices. Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the Police with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds.
Speeding continues to be a concern for many communities in both rural and urban environments.
Volunteers receive appropriate training, and are supported by Local Policing Unit staff. The scheme aims to cater for the problem of real or perceived speed related offending, and through partnership with the community it is to be used in circumstances that are necessary, justifiable and proportionate in order to:
- Reduce death and injury on the roads
- Improve the quality of life for local communities
- Reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit
- Increase public awareness of inappropriate speed
Speedwatch activity is not about interfering with neighbours' behaviour; it is a proactive solution to improve the safety and quality of life for everyone in the community.
Gawsworth Ward hope to get enough volunteers to cover the whole ward, not just your parish area.
For more details please email macclesfield.lpu.@cheshire.pnn.police.uk, and mark your email F.A.O. PCSO Julia Short.
For more information, please see here
Message sent by
Julia Short (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU Congleton PCSO)
More news from Henbury
During the lockdown we've found some time to read again this lovely book "Henbury — History of a Village" which was researched written and published by members of the Henbury Society in 2003 . It tells the story of our village from the Domesday Survey of 1086 right up to the beginning of the 21st century.Also during lockdown lots of Henbury residents have taken the...
We have received a heartfelt plea from Ben & Jenny to see if anyone can help find their missing cat...."Has anyone seen our cat Pippa?She's a 3 year old Black and white cat. She been missing since late Sunday night (24th May). She's microchipped and was wearing a purple collar with a bell (unless she's lost it).It's extremely unusual for her to be away from home for...
Cheshire Police have reported an increase in speeding throughout the County. Following requests from Henbury parish council and a number of concerned residents they have been paying particular attention to Chelford Road (A537) where a number of drivers will be receiving fines in the post. Attention is also drawn to people exceeding the new 30mph limit on Church lane. If you would like to be...