PCC Sue Mountstevens with members of Clevedon Community Speedwatch
Clevedon Community Speedwatch and Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens braved the rain and took to the streets to record vehicle speed as part of local speedwatch on Thursday, April 2.
Ms Mountstevens had spent the day in North Somerset, speaking at the North Somerset Conservative Association Ladies Luncheon Club before undertaking an interview with a University of the West of England student at Castlewood.
In the afternoon the PCC joined members of the local Community Speedwatch, near the seafront in Clevedon, to monitor motorist speed and raise awareness of the group who also give local people the chance to get involved in road safety.
Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “Community Speedwatch volunteers do a fantastic job in tackling speeding motorists, making their local communities safer and raising awareness of road safety.
“They provide an invaluable service to the police as well as giving residents the opportunity to improve the road safety of their local area. I am delighted to hear the group’s presence is making a real difference in Clevedon.”
Community Speedwatch is a partnership between the community, police and local council and relies on volunteers who are willing to give up their time to raise awareness of speed restrictions through residential areas.
All Community Speedwatch groups are provided with the necessary resources including speed detection equipment.
If you would like to join your local Community Speedwatch or set up a group in your area please visit the Avon and Somerset Constabulary website or call 101.
Posted on Friday 4th April 2014