Cops want village speedwatch

Police want to start a community speedwatch scheme in Brinsley to cut down on the number of drivers speeding through the village.

Officers are looking for a minimum of six volunteers, willing to clock drivers with speed guns along Mansfield Road, Church Lane and Cordy Lane.

They say speeding has been an ‘ongoing problem’.

Volunteers would have to be over 18 and willing to put in one hour per week. They will be fully trained by police.

Speeding drivers will be sent warning letters and repeat offenders will be dealt with by police officers.

Police have run a number of successful community speed watch schemes in Kimberley, Awsworth and Moorgreen. Data collected before and showed a reduction in overall average speeds, and a significant reduction in the proportion of drivers travelling well over the limit.

If you are interested in being a volunteer call Pc Richard Reynolds on 07525 989426.