We reported recently that our Community Officer PC Ben Satchfield was to give a Speedwatch Presentation at the Civic Centre on Monday evening 28th January. This was a well attended meeting attracting positive responses from the audience.
Ben reports in his February 2013 Safer Neighbourhood Newsletter as follows in this extract:
I write to you on the evening of a popular meeting which I have held in partnership with Welwyn Parish Council at the Civic Centre. I presented Community Speed Watch to a group of local residents and am pleased to report that 12 volunteers have come forward to help with this community initiative. Community Speed Watch involves local residents using the Speed Indication Device in areas of speeding concern, whereby they will monitor speeds and send warning letters to those over the limit. The device flashes up a driver’s speed and also helps to reduce vehicle speeds when it is being used. Whilst I now have a Digswell scheme and a Welwyn scheme, additional volunteers can be added so contact me if you wish for more information.
PC 1467 Ben Satchfield
Neighbourhood Team Co-ordinator – Welwyn Rural Team Tel: 101