North Derbyshire parish councils join forces in speeding crackdown

Pictured are representatives from ten North East Derbyshitre parish councils along with Sgt Les Rawson, PC Matt Rodda and PCSO Matthew Shaw.

Pictured are representatives from ten North East Derbyshitre parish councils along with Sgt Les Rawson, PC Matt Rodda and PCSO Matthew Shaw.

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Ten parish councils in the North East Derbyshire area have clubbed together to provide a speed camera for police to use in a joint bid to make local roads safer.

Ashover, Heath and Holmewood, North Wingfield, Pilsley, Shirland and Higham, Sutton-cum-Duckmanton, Tupton, Morton, Stretton and Wingerworth parish councils have all contributed to the campaign and provided funding for the camera and maintenance.

Joanne Taylor, a local clerk representing the councils, said: “Local residents regularly raise concerns regarding safety and speeding in their community and look to their local parish councillors for help.

All the councils which have provided funding were keen to be involved in a pro-active scheme working alongside the police to help address these issues.”

Officers plan to use the camera in the area to help educate drivers, for enforcement checks and in regular speed awareness campaigns.

Sgt Les Rawson, of the local Safer Neighbourhood policing teams, said: “Speeding and road safety is a concern to local residents and this device will be a real benefit to our teams, and the officers who work in the Clay Cross area.

“We already have a great partnership with the local parish councils and will use the camera as part of our ongoing commitment to keeping our roads safe, as well as focusing on any areas which may have been highlighted as an issue to the parish councils.”

The camera was officially handed over by representatives from the local councils to police at Clay Cross police station on Thursday, October 2.

To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team call 101, or visit the website: www.derbyshire.police.uk.

Pictured are representatives from the ten local parish councils along with Sgt Les Rawson, PC Matt Rodda and PCSO Matthew Shaw.