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Questions answered at first Community Speedwatch training meeting




Lincolnshire Speedwatch Co-ordinator David Mitchell answers questions from volunteers wanting to get involved in the scheme. (3541320)
Lincolnshire Speedwatch Co-ordinator David Mitchell answers questions from volunteers wanting to get involved in the scheme. (3541320)

Steps are well under way in getting the area's first Community Speedwatch teams up and running.

A training day was held yesterday Thursday (August 9) at the Castle Sports Complex in Spalding, attended by around 41 people.

The Speedwatch scheme, managed by Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, will see small teams of volunteers conducting high-visibility roadside checks in 20mph, 30mph and 40mph areas.

And it could see members of the public armed with speed guns.

District Councillor Jan Whitbourn, who is also area police volunteer co-ordinator for the scheme in South Holland, said: "There were many questions answered, and some people regaled their horrific experiences (with speeding drivers).

"They had a go with the speed gun that was at the meeting and everyone went away fired up and wanting to get started."

Also at the hour-long meeting was David Mitchell, county co-ordinator for the scheme and Ian Swallow, Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership’s man in charge of speed camera locations.

The next training day will be on Thursday, August 30, at 10am at the Castle Sports Complex and anyone interested in getting involved must contact Jan on 07779 895388 or email jan@tulip-events.co.uk.



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