Posted on 5th June 2015
Police in Wingerworth will be putting the brakes on speeding motorists through the village after setting the issue as their latest policing priority.
The Wingerworth and Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team are focusing on the issue after residents raised concerns about the speed of motorists at a recent Community Panel Meeting.
Sergeant Les Rawson and PCSO Michael Coates will be teaming up to carry out regular speed checks in the community, issuing warnings or fines to anyone found exceeding the limit.
The Safer Neighbourhood team will be heading out on patrol to speak to motorists about the importance of sticking to the law on the roads and safe and considerate driving.
During the meeting, residents also raised issues of motorists parking irresponsibly, especially around Deer Park Primary School and Hunloke Park Primary School.
The policing team will be visiting the schools at pick-up and drop-off time to monitor problem parking in the area and will be speaking to motorists about the importance of considerate parking to allow children and their parents to cross the road safely.
To speak to your Safer Neighbourhood team or to raise any community concerns, call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.