Volunteers needed to stamp out speeding in Elm, Friday Bridge and Coldham

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Volunteers are needed to stamp out speeding in three Fenland villages.

Elm Parish Council is looking to start up a Speedwatch scheme after receiving a host of complaints.

Villagers have reported that motorists have failed to stop while children were on the pedestrian crossing outside Elm School, along with drivers travelling through the 30mph speed limit at nearly 60mph.

Volunteers are needed to handle speed detectors in Elm, Friday Bridge and Coldham.

Cllr Rob Pinnock said: “We have got to get rid of these near-misses which are brought by people exceeding the speed limit.

“In Elm, we have a bend near the greens which people like to put their foot down on.

“Your village, your children, your time and that is what we need.”

Teams of three volunteers, who must be over 17, are needed to handle speed detectors.

Speeding motorists will initially receive an advisory letter. Those caught speeding a second and third time could receive stronger letters and a visit.

If you are interested in taking part in the Speedwatch scheme contact parish clerk, Terry Jordan, at: clerk@elm-pc.org.uk