In conjunction with CREST, the Parish Council has agreed to be involved in the Community Speed Watch Scheme. This scheme allows volunteers, in our case residents, to monitor the speed of vehicles coming through Matlock Bath. The idea is to educate people to reduce their speed and anyone caught will receive a letter. Repeat offenders will receive a visit from a Police Officer.
Most of our recruits have received not only their theory training but also on site training.
However, due to the Government restrictions surrounding Covid 19, we were unable to deploy the CSW team. However, we have now been given the ‘go ahead’ and our team of volunteers will be going out shortly following a refresher kerb side training.
Our previous County Councillor, Cllr Irene Ratcliffe, donated funding to the Parish Council in order for us to purchase our own equipment. All volunteers are supplied with a high viz jacket, monitoring equipment as well as hand sanitizer and wipes for the equipment.
We welcome new volunteers. If you are interested in this please contact the Clerk – firstname.lastname@example.org or 07914 420545. We do not have set days and times when we are deployed. It is all arranged in conjunction with the volunteers themselves and their availability.