Newborough has its own speedwatch group.
We are about road safety and the reduction of speed in our village. At peak times we are a busy village with long straight roads. There are many young children and older residents who regularly cross the road, especially at school times and during school holidays. We have had, a few years ago, a fatality where a youg child was run over. A couple of years ago a school child was run over and injured as they crossed the road after getting off the school bus.
Our focus is to reduce the risk of these events happening again.
Please, when you see us out, we are not the enemy. Just think, it might be one of your family or a relative that is involved in a collision. We just want to do our bit to reduce the risk of it happening.
Cambridgeshire Police Speedwatch Newsletters
The above newsletter acknolwledges the spin off contribution that Newborough Speedwatch can have.
Recently, during a session we observed a white van acting suspiciously. Three men got out and donned white coats, then proceeded to knock on doors. We enquired with one resident what they wanted. We were told they were Grimsby Fishermen selling fish. As the van they were in was not refridgerated it rang alarm bells. The vehicle details were given to the police. The men were on a county wide scam selling fish unfit for human consumption. Immediately we put on the Newborough Social Media site a warning about these con men and many a resident was saved from being robbed.
The intelligence we supplied helped to get these men arrested and prosecuted.
A success for Speedwatch and not a speeding car involved.
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