If you have a few hours to spare and would like to put them to good use improving our surroundings, sharing your skills with others or just giving something back to the community, Fairfield offers plenty of opportunities for volunteering. This month we are featuring Fairfield Speedwatch – read on to find out more.
Who are they? A group of Fairfield residents who want to make Fairfield village a safer place to live by educating those drivers who exceed the speed limit.
What do they do? After a two-hour training session, they are deployed in groups to monitor and record the speed of vehicles on our roads. They then feed back this information to the Police, who can issue warnings and target persistent offenders.
Who can join? Anyone who is prepared to give up an hour of their time approximately every two weeks to record drivers’ speeds in Fairfield.
Where and when do they meet? There are no regular meetings, and the times you work can be made to fit around your other commitments.
What’s in it for me? A safer neighbourhood.
How can I get involved? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know you are interested.
Why now? Summer’s over, we’re all back at school and work, and many drivers are in autopilot as they go about their daily routine of commuting or dropping children at various activities. What better time than now to start raising awareness to prevent an accident?