New recruits wanted for Sturmer speed watch

SPEED WATCHERS:  Bev Bevan, Linda Bevan, Hilary Coles and Carol Canter

SPEED WATCHERS: Bev Bevan, Linda Bevan, Hilary Coles and Carol Canter

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A community speed watch group is looking for more volunteers to help deter speeding motorists in a village near Haverhill.

Members of Sturmer Community Speed Watch met for their first practical session earlier this month, recording details of any vehicles found to be travelling over the 30mph speed limit.

Linda Bevan, one of the speed watchers, said: “It was immediately noticeable how much the traffic slowed down compared to normal once the warning signs were in place and we took up positions in hi-viz jackets – speed gun and recording sheet at the ready.”

The group, which passes details of offending vehicles to police for further action, is keen to recruit more volunteers.

It plans to operate in groups of two or three on varying days and times, according to when records show speeding is at its worst.

New recruits have to take part in an indoor introduction session before being able to carry out any practical work.

Ms Bevan said: “The more people who are involved the more often the speed watch can take place in Sturmer and this will lead to a more pleasant and safer environment in the village and may even save lives of drivers and pedestrians in the future.”

To join, email graham@sturmerspeedwatch.co.uk

For more on the group, go to www.sturmerspeedwatch.co.uk