Community Speedwatch

In order to address local concerns about the speed of vehicles through our village a Community Speedwatch group has been set up with the support of GoSafe and Gwent Police.

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Members of the group have been vetted by the Police and given training on the use of a hand held speed gun and will be seen, from time to time, at the side of the road in Tintern monitoring traffic passing through.

When the equipment indicates that a vehicle is speeding members will record the vehicle details and these will be passed to the Police. The registered keeper of the vehicle will receive a letter from the Police informing him or her of the actions of the driver and offering advice on the dangers of speeding. If the same vehicle is recorded again, by any Speedwatch volunteers throughout the country, a second, stronger letter will be sent and, on receiving a third, the registered keeper will be warned of possible action should future reports be received.

It is important to note that no prosecution is ever made based on a report by a Speedwatch group, the idea being to educate drivers rather than punish them and show them that their actions are considered anti-social by the communities through which they are travelling.

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Speedwatch members will usually attend for about an hour, two or three times a month, depending on how many members there are and, of course, if they can be available. There is no fixed requirement but a member needs to be prepared to give his or her support to the group’s aim of encouraging safe driving through our village.

We are asking for more volunteers to join the Tintern Community Speedwatch so, if you would like to join us or just want more information, come and speak to us when we are monitoring or contact the coordinator, Steve Evans, email steve@parva.co.uk or call 07879 815561.

Specific Concerns – A466 between Old Station and St Michael’s Church
Speed Watch has received specific concerns regarding the speed limit on the A466 between the Old Station and St Michael’s Church and the Old Station when they been operating the Speed Watch. As a result they have placed a petition form on the speed watch web site, 
parva.uk/tinterncsw/petition, in an attempt to get the limit looked at by the various agencies. If you share these concerns please sign the petition.
Contact
Steve Evans
01291 689901 / 07824 365970
email steve@parva.co.uk