• Community ‘speedwatch’ launches in West Hill

    4th September 2012 | News | Claire
  • West Hill Residents Association is behind the ‘community speedwatch’ programme and has worked with Devon & Cornwall Constabulary to kickstart it.

    Complaints about speeding through West Hill are long-standing and frequent and the primary school children have also expressed their fears about being knocked off their bikes through inconsiderate driving.

    Given that the police service is undergoing swingeing cuts, it is not possible for officers to monitor speeds regularly. 

    The community speedwatch programme trains a team of volunteers to use radar speed guns to monitor the traffic.  In West Hill this will take place at a number of locations in the village for the foreseeable future.

    Details of speeding vehicles will be logged into a computer.  No prosecutions will result, but those caught speeding on a number of occasions will be visited by the police.

    Dick Beardsall, chair of West Hill Residents Association said:  “We have seven volunteers which is enough to operate but we are always looking for more.  We can help newcomers to complete the forms and get everything sorted out.”

    If you would like to get involved with West Hill’s Community Speedwatch, contact Dick Beardsall on 01404 815638.