Broadstone Community Speed Watch – March 2020

‘Safer roads, safer community, safer Broadstone’

March – the month when it dawns on some of us that those pesky New Year’s resolutions are harder to live up to than originally thought, and the month when gardens begin to exhibit the early signs of Spring? March is also time for me to pen another article for our readers, and hopefully supporters? However, in this issue, I am going to reiterate of successes of last year for those who might not have read or received the February publication.

In 2019, between the 1st January to the 31st December, your Community Speed Watch team achieved the following;

Operations completed 110
Operations cancelled 17
Vehicles monitored 42,306
Vehicles recorded speeding 508

This achievement was recognised by Dorset Police Chief Constable who presented your BCSW with their second commendation in two years.

In previous BCSW articles there have been several requests for more volunteers, and sad to say only a few enquiries have been received.
But before dismissing this article as just another request for volunteers please ask yourself these questions :

  • Do you regard speeding where you live to be a serious issue?
  • Does speeding affect your quality of life?
  • Would you be prepared to do something about it?

If the answer to these questions is YES –

  • then would YOU can do something to reduce the numbers of speeding vehicles by joining Broadstone Community Speed Watch? In doing so you will be joining a dedicated team of like-minded volunteers, all of whom live in Broadstone, and who wish to make Broadstone. and those drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians and residents who use our roads, safer for all concerned.

If you are interested in Community Speed Watch, and want to know more, BCSW intend to set up some ‘Meet your Community Speed Watch team’ events on the Broadway outside Marks & Spencer’s in the Spring. Dates and times will be promulgated nearer the time.

Otherwise come and talk to us when we are operating at the roadside, or contact us via the Contact Us form.

Think safe, drive safe, be safe!


As published in the Broadstone Link magazine for March 2020

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