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Community Scheme Launched to Tackle Speeding

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Jul 13th, 2017.

A major improvement to road safety in Pentre Broughton, Lodge, Moss and Brynteg is being planned.

Under the new Community Speed Watch Scheme (CSW), which is a partnership between the local community and North Wales Police, local volunteers will monitor traffic – with motorists seen breaking the speed limit receiving warning letters from the police.

If speeding hot-spots are identified the police will take further action.

The scheme is being introduced at the request of local member for the Bryn Cefn ward, Cllr Beverley Parry-Jones.

Welcoming the introduction of the CSW, Cllr Parry-Jones said: “The aim of the scheme is to reduce the risk of serious accidents and improve the safety and quality of life for people living in Pentre Broughton.

“Speeding drivers will receive a warning letter but they are never prosecuted as a result of the scheme. That is a job for the police. However the scheme should show roads where there are dangerously high levels of speeding and the data gathered will help the police to combat the problem.”

The volunteers operating the scheme will be fully trained to use indicator devices which record the speed and details of vehicles breaking the speed limits. They will use the information gathered to create a database showing the scale of the problem and revealing any hotspots.

Cllr Parry-Jones added: ”I hope that people who are worried about speeding will let us know about any roads that they think are particularly dangerous so that we can watch these, and, of course, anyone who would like to take part in the scheme will be very welcome.”

Those interested in taking part or finding out more about the scheme should contact Cllr Parry-Jones on 07826711048 or email Beverley.Parry-Jones@wrexham.gov.uk

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