Highcliffe and Walkford Parish Council has supported Cllr. Nigel Brooks in establishing a Community Speedwatch Scheme.
Please find below a letter from Cllr Brooks giving more detail and inviting any residents to contact him if they could be interested in taking part.
I am sure that this will strike a chord with many of you!
HRA Director and Secretary
LETTER FROM Cllr. NIGEL BROOKS:
I am pleased to advise Highcliffe residents that as Ward Councillor a Community Speed Watch scheme for Highcliffe has been established.
Under Dorset Police's direction I am 'signing-up' a small group volunteers to run the scheme. Given the importance of the Parish's traffic management initiatives as part of the 'Revitalise the High Street, Highcliffe' project, as well as the sad death of a resident in a road traffic accident in Wharncliffe Road in July, this is an important step to establish evidence of speeding vehicles.
I shall be pleased if one or more you will come forward and join with me as a volunteer.
My principal concern is in respect of speeding on the A337 Lymington Road, where speed has been a contributing factor to a number of accidents, but would also include other roads in our area. i.e. Hoburne Lane, Ringwood Road. Perhaps like me you have found turning out on to Lymington Road from a side-road to be very difficult given the speed of passing vehicles.
I will act as the scheme coordinator and I will be responsible for funding equipment etc as part of my BCP Councillor commitment to support our community.
I don't think the time commitment will be that great and not all volunteers would be required at the same time!
If you are happy to put yourself forward please email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you more details.
Cllr Nigel Brooks
Ward Councillor Highcliffe & Walkford
Parish Councillor Highcliffe & Walkford
Community Speed Watch (CSW) is a partnership initiative that is aimed at raising awareness and encouraging speed reduction. Reducing speed will directly contribute to help saving lives and will improve the quality of life for people within the County. It is an opportunity for you to get involved in making the roads safer where you live.
Speed is a major factor in about a third of all traffic collisions. Each year, in excess of 700 people die and more than 4,500 are injured nationally as a result of speeding.
Dorset Police is committed to reducing the numbers of those killed and seriously injured through road collisions each year. Speed is one of the fatal five main contributory factors to road collisions. The others being drink/drug driving, use of mobile phone whilst driving, failing to wear a seat belt and driver distractions and careless driving.
How does Community Speed Watch work?