Speeding is one of the factors that most affects the quality of life in communities around Cambridgeshire. It can be a factor in road traffic collisions and impacts on the day-to-day lives of people living in Hail Weston.
Hail Weston Parish Council have been contacted by residents about speeding vehicles on Ford Rd, B645 and within the village. Vehicle ‘noise’ from bikes & cars is also mentioned as one of the biggest community concerns and as such PC wants to work to set up a Community Speed Watch.
Community Speed Watch is operated by Cambridgeshire Constabulary in partnership with HWPC and community volunteers supported by the County coordinator, full Covid-19 compliant training will be provided to any volunteers either by virtual or in groups less than 6.
We still require a further 6 volunteers for it to operate successfully: the intention is to organise several speed watch sessions so that HWPC can determine how well the current speed limits are being adhered to.
From the successful data capture in 2015, in which Tony Baker and volunteers commenced a speed survey which was instrumental in speed limit reductions on the B645 & Hail Weston village it is time to review, encourage more considerate driver behaviour and collaborate with Cambridgeshire constabulary to help shape any future action.
If you would like to be part of the Hail Weston Community Speed Watch team please contact Clerk@hailweston.org Any hours of the week that you can spare will be helpful in building the data capture.