Speed Watch Volunteers Wanted

Ticknall Parish Council  intends to carry out a speed watch session in the springtime. Councillor Susan Browne has agreed to head this for the parish council.

If there are any villagers who are willing to take part, please contact Councillor Browne or the Clerk, particularly those involved last time, who have invaluable experience to pass on to new members joining the team.

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Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith is editor of Ticknall Life community magazine.

Bryan Smith

6 thoughts on “Speed Watch Volunteers Wanted

  • 15 March 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Hey ticknall speed watch if you want to find colure and make of cars us the dvla websit or ask mid web sit all you need is reg no boom

  • 15 March 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Just seen your team on Speeding Wars, one of them actually said that you tend to catch a lot of women spending as they check “during the 9 to 5 slot when the fellas are at work”. Outrageous sexism and not the only generalisation they made. The whole operation was made to look ridiculous and undermined what they are trying to do. Imagine the outcry if Jeremy Clarkson had said something similar on national TV!!!!

  • 15 March 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Hello Bryan,
    I have been watching with interest your problems with the speed watch being given new rules, we also run a community speed check program which has been very successful in reducing speeding through our village.
    We also faced a change in the rules regarding index, make model and colour of the vehicles so we looked for a solution and quickly came up with two!
    1) We take a picture using a relatively cheep camera on a tripod that has a remote shutter button and take a picture of every vehicle during each watch period on average that’s 350 cars, the camera is one that places the time and date on so we can corroborate the speeding vehicle to the right picture.

    2) We use a HD video camera set at 720 and that is set to record a 10 second burst when the button is pressed that then records each car as it enters the bend for the village until it passes the check point. This has the added advantage that as there is a measured distance clear measured it can be used to prove speeds of vehicles recorded.

    Either of these solutions were accepted by the council and GMP and I think it will be an ideal solution to your new rule issues. They are low cost and as they are on a public highway perfectly legal.

  • 15 March 2016 at 10:41 pm

    The Speed Watch leader is a legend a real “Born Leader”. He should have his own TV show Captain Mainwaring would be proud of your stance.

  • 30 March 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Watching you wasting your time on tv is quite funny. Sad old men comes to mind. Get a life. A letter is not going to change anyone’s driving habits. Speed doesn’t kill. Fact. Speed cameras cause more accidents. Fact.

  • 30 March 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Hi Bryan, was just watching your plight re speedwatch on itv. Have you thought about putting a gopro or similar camera behind the speed detector viewing the road and traffic that its monitoring? You would be able to catch all of the info required.
    All the best – Cliff

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