COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH
Posted on February 26, 2019
Snape now has its own Community Speed Watch that has been operating since November 2018.
In January 2019, following the donation of locally raised monies by Janene Bush for traffic calming, the Parish Council purchased its own equipment. Previously, we were dependent on borrowing the equipment from another village as part of a syndicate, which restricted the periods when the scheme could be active in the village. Now we have our own equipment and nine volunteers, the scheme will be much more frequent and visible. So far three speeders in the village have been recorded and reported through to the Suffolk Constabulary. Interestingly and reassuringly, the volunteers have lots of support from passing motorists when they have been operating.
The scheme was instigated because of local concerns about speeding vehicles, and specifically raised by the School and their Junior Road Safety Officers.
We have also received support from local Police and Community Support Officer Christian Hassler, who helped with the training and has also operated in conjunction with the volunteers.