Redgrave: Villagers launch crackdown on speeding motorists

FAMILIES have joined forces in a bid to stop motorists speeding through their village.

A community speedwatch campaign was launched in Redgrave, near Diss, yesterday.

Residents have volunteered to give up their time to help make their village a safer place, working alongside police to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding. The scheme has been funded by Redgrave Parish Council and the launch took place outside the Activity Centre in Churchway.

Sgt Jon Eaves, from Mid Suffolk North Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We currently have twelve volunteers who will be carrying out checks at four sites in the parish and we would welcome anyone who would be interested in joining us.

“Speeding is an issue that is at the heart of many local communities and this scheme offers a partnership approach to tackling the problem. It allows the residents of Redgrave to take an active part in speed reduction, allowing the police to follow-up with education and enforcement.”

Villagers hope to reduce the number of drivers exceeding the speed limit and to re-educate motorists about the dangers of speeding.

The volunteers, who have all received training, work in pairs to monitor passing motorists and record details of speeding vehicles, which are passed to the police for further action.

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Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Mid-Suffolk North SNT on 101.

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