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Community Speed Watch may come to Holderness

Speed Indicator SignA Police Forum has revealed suggestions for possibly piloting a new Community Speedwatch scheme in the Mid and South West Holderness Ward area.

If the idea is successful in gaining the necessary support from fundholders and police bosses, then a Community Speed Watch would aim to help people reduce speeding traffic though their communities. The scheme would support trained volunteers to work within their communities to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and to help control the problem locally.

Community Speed Watch incorporates poster and sign campaigns linked to direct action using speed guns. The use of the devices will lead to speeding drivers being sent warning letters from the police.

The Police Forum meeting held in Hedon Town Hall last night was attended by local community policemen Sergeant Tony Towse and PC Bob Pyle and chaired by Victoria Wise from Humberside Police Authority.

Residents interested in the Community Speed Watch and other local neighbourhood policing issues were advised to keep an eye on the Humberside Police South West Holderness Neighbourhood Police Team website.

Other related information: Avon Police Community Speed Watch plus explanatory video (also available from VodPod on this website at the bottom left-hand side-bar).

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