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Community Speedwatch Program – Volunteers needed

Following feedback from residents at several PACT meetings, West Midlands Police are proposing to set up and manage a Community Speedwatch (CSW) scheme across the G2 OCU (Wolverhampton East) area, and by doing so, raise motorist’s awareness of inappropriate speed around our neighbourhoods, and empower local communities to assist in tackling the issue of speeding traffic. Volunteers from neighbourhoods will carry out the scheme with assistance of Police Community Support Officers (PCSO’s) and Police Officers.

Volunteers will be trained by the Police in the use of speed recording equipment and health and safety issues and will, once fully trained, conduct high visibility speed checks at the road side with PCSO’s and PC’s. The police will then take the appropriate actions to deal with anyone caught speeding.

The first area highlighted by local residents to be targeted is Kitchen Lane, Ashmore Park and local CPSO Matthew Bailey is looking for volunteers to attend a training day at Wednesfield Police station TOMORROW Sat 21st Nov. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact your local neighbourhood officers PCSO’s Matthew Bailey or Steven Simpson on 0845 113 5000 extension: 7872 6863.

*Apologies for the short notice of this request – this is our fault, not PCSO Bailey’s!

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