Godshill Residents And Business Association (GRABA) has been in touch with the police force on the island and, with their assistance, they will be setting up a GRABA Community Speedwatch Team. Residents and Godshill worker volunteers will support the police and will be able to take action against speeding on the roads in our area.
Volunteers use equipment that can monitor the speed of passing traffic and then record the details, later adding them to a database. Vehicle checks are then undertaken by the police and letters are then sent to the registered keepers advising them of their speed and reminding them of why it is a community concern.
Full training will be provided by Hampshire Police.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT:
Community SpeedWatch is an educational scheme, not enforcement. It is considered as the first tier response to speeding issues. If a problem persists, it can be escalated to tier two, meaning that enforcement can be undertaken by the police neighbourhood policing.
The team will work in groups of four, measuring and recording vehicle speeds, so, tHey are going to need a decent number of volunteers if this is going to work.
Although nothing has been confirmed as yet, it is thought that the area covered by the activities of the team will probably cover Shanklin Road, High Street, School Road and Newport Road,
SO, ARE YOU IN?
Firstly, GRABA needs to find enough volunteers willing to give up some time. Can you spare the odd hour, maybe more, to be part of our Speedwatch Team? If so, your first step is to join GRABA. Membership is only for Godshill residents and those who work in Godshill and is free. CLICK/TAP HERE to apply to join GRABA, it will only take you a minute or so. You will then start to receive email information from GRABA and also gain access to additional private information on their website. Should you decide at any time that GRABA is not for you, you will find an option to unsubscribe on all of their email communications.
Interested in Speedwatch or not, ALL residents should join GRABA NOW!