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Community Speed Watch Champion Needed

Concerned about traffic speeds in Charlbury?

Charlbury’s Community Speedwatch volunteers are looking for a new lead co-ordinator, following the retirement of Jim Holah. Jim has put in a huge amount of work to measure speeds in our town, lead efforts to raise awareness of dangerous driving behaviour and pressing the authorities to make our town safer.

The Town Council has supported Speedwatch initiatives with investment of over £10,000 in the speed monitoring devices seen around our town from time to time. These have provided useful insight and data helping us understand where excessive speeds are, and will be helpful to the Town Council as we seek to extend the 20mph zone in the town.

A formal co-ordinator is required by Thames Valley Police as a point of contact, to log information and ensure that basic risk assessments are followed.  This person cares passionately about community safety and is happy to look after equipment, organise exercises, volunteers and the necessary paperwork.

Speedwatch is also looking for new volunteers to help run sessions (ideally three people are required for safety purposes) and this would suit anyone with an interest in their work and the odd hour or two to spare.

Please contact me via messaging (here) or Lisa Wilkinson, Town Clerk.

Gareth Epps · Tue 5 Apr 2022, 10:17 · Link

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