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10 volunteers for Community SpeedWatch scheme
SPEEDING drivers in Oakley had better watch out.
A group of 10 volunteers has signed up to take part in a Community SpeedWatch scheme in the village.
The members of the public will now be trained by the police in use of speed detection equipment, bought by Oakley Parish Council, to catch drivers speeding through the village.
The parish is one of just two areas in the borough to join the initiative, along with Baughurst Parish Council. Volunteers who sign up to the scheme use hand-held devices to record the speed of drivers and their car details, which are passed to the police.
Anyone repeatedly caught breaking the speed limit could be dealt with by police.
Oakley Parish Councillor Bob Frankland said: “You have to put quite a bit of commitment into doing it and we have enough people in Oakley who are willing to do that.”
The council has agreed to spend £1.99 on each of the volunteers to buy them a high visibility waistcoat to wear while using the equipment on the village roads.
The next task will be for the group to decide which areas of Oakley to target.