03 March 2009
CASTON COMMUNITY SPEEDWATCH - UPDATE February 2009

The Volunteers have continued through February with at least two sessions weekly, and sometimes three, in spite of snowy and icy conditions at times. Better daylight and improving weather conditions now give us a wider choice of time slots.
Since 1 February we have had 8 teams working for 1 hour or more for each session, during which we have recorded some 'Nil Returns' with no speeding vehicles.  On other occasions we recorded six vehicles being driven with excessive speed. During these sessions, taking place in various locations in the Village, 589 vehicles have been counted.

There is a noticeable reduction of speed when the two Community Speedwatch signs are displayed. It is felt by many of the Volunteers that this argues for permanent signs (when they are available in the County) with less frequent recording sessions.
More Volunteers still needed please - only 1 hour per week on average. At present we are running the scheme with 8 active Volunteers, and as a minimum team consists of 3 trained people, some team members do more than one session each week.
***A new volunteer Co-ordinator needed, please, to take over immediately after Easter. *** He/She does not have to be part of every team but, like the other volunteers, do a session as and when able to. A system is in place which enables a timetable to be easily completed - showing at a glance when a team is available. I regretfully have to stand down owing to illness in the family requiring frequent absence for a week at a time.  Please see the Wanted Ad.
 

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