Broadstone Community Speed Watch – July 2020

‘Safer roads, safer community, safer Broadstone’

In these challenging times I would like to pay tribute to a little recognised group of people, and these are our wonderful volunteers who have put the safety and welfare of others before their own. These volunteers fulfil a myriad of roles in support of the NHS, Care homes, the Police and Fire Services, Food banks, those most at risk and unable to leave their homes, and many more.

Some reading this article will be volunteering their services and will be giving their time and their energy freely, and without expecting any thanks or rewards.

Now, as a volunteer myself I can tell you that one aspect of volunteering is that it can be very satisfying on a personal level. In addition, knowing that you are doing something that benefits others can also be most rewarding.

This said I am mindful of the fact that when we have moved beyond the pandemic, and our lives have adjusted to the ‘new’ normal, it is almost certain that many of the roles currently filled by volunteers will cease to exist. It may also be that some of those volunteers may seek to continue to volunteer.

To this audience I would wish to draw the attention of Broadstone volunteers to the fact the your Broadstone Community Speed Watch team will be redeploying as soon as permission to do so is received from Dorset Police. I would also confirm that we too are reliant upon volunteers, and we will always extend a warm welcome anyone who might express an interest in what we do, and who might wish to join us in reducing risks associated with vehicles being driven at excessive speed on our local roads.

If you are interested, or if you would like to know more about what we do, you can contact us online by e-mail, or have a look at our website or our BCSW Facebook page. BCSW also offer a ’try before you buy’ experience without any commitment required?

Meanwhile, please do stay safe and well.


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