The village group has been monitoring traffic speed for the last 17 months. Some 5500 vehicles have been monitored with just under 250 exceeding the permitted speed limit of 30mph by 7mph or more.
The objective of Community Speedwatch is to make the roads in the village a safer place to walk and drive. Since the group started it has seen a welcome drop in the percentage of speeding vehicles. Although no prosecutions have arisen from Speedwatch observations, the Wiltshire police have written to all drivers of the speeding vehicles and in cases of excessive or repeated speeding the drivers have received a visit from the local police force.
If you would like to find out more about joining Community Speedwatch please contact Tony Leathart on 827744.