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Whaplode Drove's 30mph limit could be better enforced through Community Speed Watch, it has been claimed

People concerned about speeding in Whaplode Drove should volunteer to monitor traffic through the village, it has been claimed.

Complaints about drivers ignoring the 30mph speed limit along Broadgate were raised last week during a Whaplode Parish Council where the potential of a Community Speed Watch (CSW) scheme to tackle the problem was put forward.

District councillor Paul Redgate said: "CSW is a godsend to parishes in terms of the data collected and passed on to the police who then send out letters to drivers who are caught speeding.

Coun Paul Redgate.
Coun Paul Redgate.

"The benefits that parishes would gain from getting involved in CSW should outweigh any fears of getting a letter from the police.

"If people are afraid of getting such a letter then they shouldn't be speeding."

During the meeting, members also heard about plans to cut the speed limit on the B1166 Drove Road from 60mph to 50mph.

Whaplode Drove news.
Whaplode Drove news.

Jeanne Gibson, programme leader for minor highways works at Lincolnshire County Council, said: "Earlier this month, the council's planning and regulation committee approved proposals to reduce the speed limit on this section of the B1166 to 50mph.

"As a result, a 28-day public consultation on this change will begin on October 31 and all comments received during the consultation will then be fed back to the committee for their consideration."

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