KILBURN: Villagers urged to take part in speed gun patrols


Villagers are being invited to team up with police in a bid to slow down drivers in the Kilburn area.

Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team are looking for volunteers to go out on patrol and check the speed of passing vehicles.

It is as the team target road safety issues around schools and throughout the Kilburn, Holbrook, Denby and Milford area following concerns from the community.

The initiative involves volunteers and local officers patrolling together and using the radar guns to check speeds, with the volunteers taking note of the registration numbers of any vehicles breaking the limit.

A letter is then sent to the owner to advise them about their speed and asking them to respect local limits.

Motorists are warned that if they continue to speed, they risk getting a fine and that the data recorded by the scheme will help officers identify locations for speed detection equipment.

PC Neil Hopwell of the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are setting up Community Speed Watch in response to community concerns about road safety and speeding and we would like to hear from anyone who would be willing to giving up a couple of hours of their time to check the traffic with their local officers.

“It is a great opportunity for residents who are concerned about these issues to help the police do something positive for the community. Training on how to use the equipment will be provided and volunteers will never patrol alone or have to confront motorists.”

The scheme has also recently been introduced by the Heage Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team and is running successfully in other parts of the county.

For further information or if you are interested in taking part, contact Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood policing team by calling 101, or emailing