A group of volunteers have been running regular speed watch sessions in Scarning since March this year. I am sure you will not be surprised to hear that we have found many vehicles exceeding the 40 mph speed limit on the Dereham Road.
We can operate from 2 sites, one being outside the Village Hall and the other being outside the Corner House. As the majority of volunteers live near the Village Hall we are mainly operating at this site. Since we have been carrying out speed watch we have provided valuable evidence to Norfolk Constabulary, they in turn have provided us with support from local police officers as well as operating police camera vans in the area. Without speed watch this would not have happened.
Whilst we are delighted with the increased support we get from the police, there is a concern that we will not be able to continue running the Scarning speed watch group for much longer. The burden of running the sessions is falling on a small number of volunteers and the lack of volunteers from the Draytonhall Lane end of the village is restricting where we can run the sessions.
If you would like to consider volunteering the amount of time you give is up to you. We provide full training and the active volunteers that we have are all very friendly. Please consider volunteering if you are concerned about the speeding in our village. Unless we have more volunteers Scarning Speedwatch group will close. Without our input the police will reduce the number of speed camera vehicles they deploy in Scarning so to keep our village safe it is vital that we get the support from residents to allow us to continue.
Please contact me if you are interested in getting involved.