"Won't you tell them please to put take off some speed
Follow my lead, oh, how we need
Someone to watch over us...."
After Gershwin with apologies
Additional volunteers are always needed. Speeding traffic is a problem in Curry Rivel, there having been a number of incidents and "near misses", which would have been very alarming, particularly for pedestrians.
About 10 years ago the Parish Council gave its approval for a volunteer group to be established, to receive police training and organise sessions to observe and record speeding vehicles. Since the group was set up, the average number of passing vehicles "speeding" has been reduced from about 10% to 2-3%. When time permits there is uniformed police presence during sessions, which is much appreciated.
For contact details of the Community Speedwatch group and other local clubs and groups see the Clubs and Groups page.
More news from Curry Rivel
The club members continue to enjoy meeting up with each other every month over a convivial lunch at Langport Arms. This month Ian Bolton from the Fire Service at Yeovil joined us. He gave us lots of good advice about staying safe in the event of a fire in our homes and surprised us when he told us I Pads etc. left on charge too long are also prone to cause a fire. The Fire Service offer a free...
The club continues to thrive with each meeting being lively and interesting with such an eclectic mix of speakers. This month it was Wing Commander Tony Davies talking about volcanoes, their history, geography and volatility.Our lady members continue to be active, two new members are working on a new pamphlet to advertise our club which we hope will attract more younger members as well as...
Thanks to voluntary donations and a grant from the Parish Council, I am pleased to confirm that a new Defibrillator and secure cabinet will shortly be installed outside the Village Hall. The package negotiated includes a 3-4 hour practical training workshop on CPR and using the defibrillator.A date has yet to be set in due course but local organisations including the school, churches and...
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