Success for Storrington campaign group’s bid to increase village traffic monitoring

A campaign group in Storrington is celebrating after raising funds to step up traffic monitoring in the village.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 2:38 pm

Members of Storrington Community Speedwatch say they have reached their £3,000 target after a ‘significant contribution’ from West Sussex County Council.

The speedwatch group plans to use the money to buy a second laser speed gun and recruit more volunteers to increase their presence on local roadsides.

County council leader and Storrington councillor Paul Marshall said: “I’ve known Storrington’s Speedwatchers for some time and am impressed how they give their time freely and positively.

Storringtom Community Speedwatch volunteers
Storringtom Community Speedwatch volunteers

“I’ve had many discussions with both our local police and fellow councillors, and reached the conclusion that to see our own Speedwatchers at the roadside, encouraging drivers to observe the speed limits, and the support they receive from pedestrians, has proved to me they deserve this success.

“I’m glad West Sussex County Council was able to play its part.”

The group, which has strong support from Sussex Police and Storrington Parish Council, has already recruited and trained four new volunteers.