Neighbourhood Watch & Speed Watch

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Neighbourhood Watch helps people work together to create communities where everyone feels ‘safe’.

Neighbourhood Watch is about making sure that no-one has to feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live.

NHW has been in existence in this area for over 20 years, but over recent years, interest declined. As a Group, we made a determined effort to raise awareness, and successfully recruited new members and most importantly, new Coordinators..

Bi monthly meetings are now held in the Parish Hall, Wimblington and hopefully, if we can get more volunteers from Doddington, we will alternate meetings between the two villages again.

The PCSO for Doddington – Carol Holloway, regularly patrols our villages with special interest in the School Crossings and parking.

The best way that you can help yourself, is to log onto the following websites, which will keep you updated and provide other useful links:

https://www.ecops.org.uk/

www.ourwatch.org.uk/

https://www.police.uk/cambridgeshire/Fenland_March_and_Chatteris/

If you are interested in becoming a Neighbourhood Watch member, or a Coordinator for your street in Doddington, please contact Andrea Harrison on 07766658701.

NB. The Neighbourhood Watch is not run by The Parish Council but we felt that details about it should be included in our website.

What is Community Speedwatch?

This is a scheme to allow volunteers to address speed concerns in their communities: This is achieved by:

Undertaking high visibility roadside operations to educate drivers, by displaying their speed on a digital display with a view to improving driver behaviour.

Reporting to the Police the details of speeding vehicles in specific areas where speed is of concern. These speed monitoring reports enable the police to:

a. Send advisory letters to the registered owners with the aim of informing them of the speed their vehicle was travelling at in excess of the speed limit.

b. Use the data gathered to inform Police and others on the allocation of resources and general road safety issues.

Delivering  locally based feedback and problem solving schemes where speeding is of specific concern to the Community, operated by volunteers and supported by the Police.

Speedwatch is not enforcement: it is about raising awareness of speeding within communities and educating drivers.

Wimblington and Doddington Community Speedwatch

The topic of speeding vehicles was a regular discussion point during the Wimblington and Doddington Neighbourhood Watch meetings. Now, with help from Cambridgeshire Constabulary, we are up and running.

A small group of volunteers from both villages teamed up to form a Community Speedwatch team and our training took place in April 2016. Since then, we have been out regularly in both villages, in various locations and to date, the average number of vehicles speeding excessively has registered at 4.6%

We are a small group and do need more volunteers to enable us to continue to promote safe driving speeds within our villages.

Please contact us on csw.wimblington@Hotmail.com for more information.

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Doddington-Wimblington-Community-Speedwatch-558093781036328/

N.B. Community Speedwatch is not run by the Parish Council but we felt it important that their presence was facilitated on our website.

 

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