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Volunteer appeal to bring back speed watch

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19 MAY

Volunteer appeal to bring back speed watch

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An appeal is being made for volunteers to help bring back a community speed watch initiative to a Moorlands town. Cheadle Town Council is aiming to get such a scheme back up and running in order to: “make our roads and town safer.”

An appeal is being made for volunteers to help bring back a community speed watch initiative to a Moorlands town.

Cheadle Town Council is aiming to get such a scheme back up and running in order to: “make our roads and town safer.”

Councillor Alan Thomas has proposed the restarting of the initiative for the town of Cheadle.

He said: “Cheadle Town Council are in the process of reintroducing the community speed awareness programme.

“At the last town council meeting it was agreed that we would invite Staffordshire Police to give a presentation to the council, explaining the purpose, safety and advantages of having the scheme back in the town.”

Cllr Thomas continued: “Concern was raised at a recent police public liaison web chat, that speed was a major concern, and it was from that, I felt it is something we should be doing as a community to make our roads safer.
“Through the local press and social media we will be asking for members of the community to join our teams and carry out checks on the arterial roads around the town, roads such as The Green, Oakamoor Road, Tean Road and Ashbourne Road, with other sites being identified as an ongoing programme.
“This will be complemented later in the year when we hope to bring to the council, SID (speed indicator devices) such as those in Draycott and Uttoxeter, where the speed of vehicles is flashed up on a display to make drivers aware of their speed.”

Cllr Thomas added: “We hope to source funding from the council, local businesses, Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to make our roads and town safer.

“If people are interested in taking part, they can complete the volunteer application forms held at the council office at The Lodge, Tean Road Recreation Ground. Training is provided along with the necessary safety equipment.”

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  • Traffic is at a stand still most of the time, when you going out? About 10pm?
    Written by Lisa, May 27, 2022 - Reply

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