Community Speedwatch is Looking For Volunteers.
The parish is in desperate need of volunteers for the Community Speedwatch scheme to operate speed detection equipment and help discourage speeding in and around the village.
This link to the scheme www.northants.police.uk/page/community-speed-watch explains what is involved but as a volunteer you would work alongside other trained residents during roadside enforcement sessions, using the speed detection equipment and recording vehicle details for offending vehicles. Presently we only have three volunteers and we need a minimum of two to operate per session.
When the community asked for the scheme and there were over 300 signatures collected supporting it, including more than 20 who were willing to be trained as operators and we would like more to come forward.
Ideally this would suit retired people, flexible workers or shift workers who can spare around an hour a day when we have the equipment. Volunteers receive a morning’s training in Northampton – about two hours on a Saturday morning.
So, if you are worried by speeding in the village and want to help do something about it, this could be your opportunity to make Woodford safer for everyone.
The next training dates are 02.06.18, 14.07.18 and 25.08.18. If you would like to get involved, contact Pat Knight, Woodford’s Speedwatch coordinator, at his Speedwatch email firstname.lastname@example.org.