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Community Speed Watch in Ifold
You may have recently spotted the local Community Speedwatch (CSW) volunteers out on the Plaistow Road through Ifold.
CSW is a national initiative where, in partnership with the police, trained members of communities use detection devices to monitor local vehicle speeds.
The volunteers report drivers exceeding the speed limit to the police with the aim of educating drivers to slow down.
If the data proves a driver is ignoring repeated warnings, the police can prosecute them. Data is used from all CSW teams in Sussex. The aim is to:
- reduce death and injury on the roads
- improve the quality of life for local communities
- reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit
- increase public awareness of inappropriate speed
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Ifold's new 30 MPH speed limit is now established. There are no pavements along Plaistow Road and so pedestrians, including children, are at greater risk. This CSW initiative is supported by Plaistow and Ifold Parish Council, although it is being organised and run independently from the Council. Together with lowering the speed limit to 30 MPH and installing Speed Indicator Devices (coming in October 2020), the Parish Council is addressing the concerns of the community regarding speeding traffic in Ifold. It is hoped road users will be more considerate of the village communities they drive through and the adverse impact excessive speed has on those who live in this Parish and elsewhere.
New CSW volunteers are always welcome. If you can give an hour or so of your time each month to help that would be greatly appreciated.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Clerk who will put you in touch with the Ifold CSW scheme's organisers - firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice Date: 01/09/2020