Police team leads safety crackdown in Fishbourne and East Ashling

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The Chichester Neighbourhood Policing Team have led an operation to promote road safety in Fishbourne and East Ashling.

While the main aim of the day, held on August 29 was to promote road safety in the two villages, motorists committing other road offences were also targeted.

Road offences including those who were driving while using a mobile phone and driving without a seat belt were targeted.

PCSO Jason Lemm said: “We have listened to local residents who have raised concerns to us about speeding in and around their communities. This day will form part of an ongoing operation where we will continue to work with local neighbourhoods to deal with the issue of speeding.”

During the day a total of seven fixed penalty notices were issued to motorists for offences that included speeding, not wearing a seat belt and use of a mobile phone, whilst a number of vehicles were stopped and words of general advice issued.

Anyone interested in joining a Community Speed Watch volunteer group in their area is asked to visit: www.sussex.police.uk or contact their local PCSO who will be happy to answer any questions. There are many volunteer groups that are already established who use speed calming equipment loaned from the police on a regular basis.