Residents in Glapwell, Bramley Vale and Doe Lea are being invited to help improve road safety in the area.
The Pleasley Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team is setting up a Community Speed Watch scheme after residents said they were concerned about speeding in Glapwell, Bramley Vale and Doe Lea at the team’s last community meeting.
The scheme involves police and members of the community patrolling together to check the speeds of traffic using hand held cameras for about a 30 or 40 minute period.
Checks will take place on roads in villages where the limit is 30 or 40mph and volunteers take note of the registration numbers of any vehicles travelling at excessive speeds.
A letter is then sent to those drives found breaking the limit, advising them about the check and warning that if they continue to speed, they risk prosecution.
Pc Tony Bagshaw of the Pleasley Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, who also cover Glapwell, Bramley Vale and Doe Lea said: “Residents have told us that speeding is a concern and Community Speed Watch is one of the ways in which we can target the issue.
“The initiative is a great way for the police and community to work together with the main aim of re-educating drivers about the importance of keeping to the speed limits.”
Community Speed Watch has been running successfully in other parts of the area, with volunteers recently asked to come forward in Staveley, Clowne and Brimington.
For further information or if you are interested in taking part please contact Pc Bagshaw at Shirebrook police station by calling 101, the non emergency number for Derbyshire police, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.