Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Deal Town Council meeting Wed 31st July 7.15pm : Community Speed Watch presentation

Do you want to see something done about speeding on Deal's streets?

Guy Rollinson, Speed Watch co-ordinator for Kent Police will give a presentation on the Community Speed Watch scheme at tomorrow's Town Council meeting in Deal Town Hall, starting at 7.15.

NOTE - it is a normal council meeting and there are other items on the agenda.

The Police website says: "Speed Watch really helps to educate drivers about their speed and make our communities safer. Speed Watch allows residents to accurately establish and then directly have an impact on the severity of speeding on their local roads - a frequent source of complaint in some of our communities.

‘To set up a scheme near you, you only need the support of one other motivated citizen, and access to a speed indication device. This can often by facilitated through a recognised community group such as the local parish/town council or residents’ association. Typically the Speed Watch schemes each have between five and fifteen active members. Kent has around 70 active Speed Watches and this number is increasing. We risk assess suitable Speed Watch sites nearby and give all volunteers safety awareness training which usually takes about one hour.

'Then it's down to you how often and for how long you are active at the roadside. The owners of vehicles you detect speeding then receive warning letters and advice from Kent Police."

‘You can also find out more about Speed Watch on their website.:

It is hoped that there will be an opportunity for members of the public to comment and ask questions, so please come and tell anyone else who may be interested,

Ian Killbery and Alan Gleave
20s Plenty for Deal campaign

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