Volunteers needed to stamp out speeding in Elm

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More volunteers are needed to help clamp down on speeding motorists through Fenland villages.

Elm Parish Council is forming a Speedwatch scheme and already has 12 people willing to take part.

But three more volunteers are needed to monitor speeds through Elm, Friday Bridge and Coldham.

Motorists caught speeding will receive a warning letter from the police but officers will visit persistent offenders.

The council has already conducted a number of training sessions and is considering spending up to £3,000 on equipment.

Clerk Terry Jordan said: “The scheme has got off to a good start with sufficient volunteers who have undergone two training sessions.

“But, the bigger the pool of volunteers is, the better as we would be able to have teams of three.”

The police are also putting out an appealing for Speedwatch volunteers across Fenland.

Last year the force’s Speedwatch volunteers checked more than 150,000 vehicles and sent out 13,000 letters.

County co-ordinator Brian Robins said: “The mere presence of a team of volunteers in a village has an immediate effect on the behaviour of drivers and our village teams report a notable change in driver attitude to speed limits where they operate.”

To volunteer in Elm email: clerk@elm-pc.org.uk

To find out more about becoming a volunteer, email speedwatch@cambs.pnn.police.uk