Great Yarmouth police launches new team to tackle speeding

Members of Great Yarmouth's new Special Constabulary Speeding Team at its launch on Sunday, Janaury

Members of Great Yarmouth's new Special Constabulary Speeding Team at its launch on Sunday, Janaury 15. Picture: Norfolk Police - Credit: Norfolk Police

Great Yarmouth police has launched a new team set up to tackle speeding in the borough.

Launched on Sunday, January 15, The Special Constabulary Speeding Team will carry out roadside checks to complement those carried out by Community Speed Watch (CSW) teams.

It is made up of members of the Special Constabulary and volunteers, and will focus specifically on areas where speeding is raised as a concern and those not covered by CSW teams.

Hannah Gardiner, Great Yarmouth Engagement Officer, said: 'Speeding is an issue often raised as a concern by local residents and this team will be able to complement checks already carried out by police and members of CSW.

'The team will carry out a leaflet drop in the immediate vicinity of where speed checks take place, updating local residents on the results and action we have taken.'

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The team is one of a number of community policing projects being supported through Police and Crime Commissioner Lorn Green's early intervention fund.

Mr Green said ' 'I am delighted to continue to support such a project and to see it embraced by police, volunteers and the wider community. It was fantastic to witness first-hand the work of the team in Poringland and is great to see such an initiative being extended across the Great Yarmouth area.

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'Speeding is one of the fatal four, as well as drink and drug driving, not wearing a seatbelt and using a mobile phone and this is a prime example of how, together, we are advancing the fight for improved road safety in Norfolk. '

Specials manager Sue Goode said: 'This is a great example of how our committed volunteers get to experience the world of policing while helping to support local communities and organisations such as Community Speed Watch. It's pleasing to see the specials getting involved with local communities and help to address issues of concern.'

Those interested in joining an existing Community Speed Watch group can contact PC Gardiner on 101.

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