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Chichester police seeking speedwatch volunteers

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POLICE are seeking volunteers to help keep the roads safe with ‘community speedwatch’.

Chichester Neighbourhood Policing Team currently loans out its speed calming equipment known as SID’s (Speed Indicator Devices) to volunteers to educate drivers of vehicle speeds in the communities.

Volunteers are trained and provided with safe risk assessed sites to use the equipment.

Chichester volunteer Carley Sitwell, said: “I and other volunteers are giving up our time this week to carry out speed enforcement with the help of West Sussex County Council and the police.

“We are out on all sorts of roads in Chichester, including 20mph and 30mph streets, roads with and without speed bumps. It is a great way to help the police in their work of reminding drivers what the speed limits are in busy, built-up areas.

“I want to make sure that our streets are as safe and people-friendly as possible and joining in community speedwatch is a way in which I can help to make a difference.”

If you are interested in joining one of the current 24 volunteer groups already in operation in Chichester district, or just simply want to know more, contact your local PCSO who will be happy to give you more details.

Visit www.sussex.police.uk/help-centre/your-local-district/Chichester/local-team/WC1NH1 for local police contacts.

 

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