New Community Speed Watch group launching


Wilmslow Town Council has agreed to purchase equipment to enable a Community Speed Watch scheme to be set up.

The Town Council will spend around £200 buying the equipment, which will be located on Prestbury Road, but this money will then be reimbursed via grant funding from the Community Policing Fund.

Community Speed Watch is organised by Cheshire Police who will train members of the public to use of the equipment.

Town Clerk Matthew Jackson said "PCSO James Hails is leading the project with Prestbury Road Residents, it is hoped that the initiative will be up and running over the coming weeks.

"Any enquiries from residents wishing to initiate their own Community Speed Watch should be directed to PCSO Hails at Wilmslow Police Station."

Community Speed Watch Group, Prestbury Road


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Laurie Atterbury
Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 4:42 pm
I'm interested to know members of the public are allowed to point these things at motorists, which look like guns- " shoot out" waiting to happen?
William McQueen
Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 4:54 pm
Good luck to them. Our Speed Watch team in Pownall Park (entirely residential with two primary schools) gave up after all the abuse shouted at them, not just from speeding motorists (worst one was at 60mph in a 30 limit) but also from local residents.....believe it or not.

Bon chance
Raymond James Wallace
Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 5:08 pm
What powers will these residents have, will they relay speed readings to police for fining. If any youths or anyone for that matter, thought they were gunned by Joe Bloggs just popping out from there home for a couple of hours of gunning could come un stuck if pointed his gun at the wrong person.
Michael Thorley
Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 5:35 pm
I applaud the idea but why would anyone change their behaviour due to a speed gun? . In Pownall Park we now have a 20 mph limit in parts and 30 in others. There is constant speeding and it is by and large by local residents.
Nick Jones
Thursday 28th January 2021 at 8:51 am
I previously wrote to WTC Leadership with regard to what they are doing to support our town in the current Covid pandemic that is fast approaching 12 months impact on the town.
Whilst £75K from the WTC £1/2Million+ reserve may have been put to one side to help out.. The number of empty shops/ business and reduced footfall in our town needs investment of energy, resources and initiatives for the town to survive.
Refer previous thread;

Whilst a couple of new business are now opening in the town, there are still too many empty units, and whilst grants are being considered by WTC, I am aware some other initiatives by the more active and concerned WTC Cllrs of mixed party allegiance are being thwarted.

I'm not advocating traffic regulations aren’t important, but if this Community Speed Watch issue is a priority for WTC Now, at this juncture of a National crisis, severely impacting on the survival of our town, then it seriously is a time for a change at WTC and the precept should be immediately stopped until the reserves are spent on revitalising our town.
Wake up WTC .. Smell the coffee ! Look around !.. Listen to residents, businesses and other councillors !
Laurie Atterbury
Saturday 6th February 2021 at 5:09 pm
I'm interested to know members of the public are allowed to point these things at motorists, which look like guns- " shoot out" waiting to happen?