Speeding operation carried out following residents’ concerns
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Officers from the Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team have carried out a speeding operation in the Panshanger area of Welwyn Garden City following concerns from residents.
The operation was carried out on Saturday (20 August) by PCSO Jack Andrews, PC Darren Turner and PC Andrew Dockerill.
They were also assisted by an officer from the Special Constabulary – a team of nearly 200 officers who give up their time to volunteer as police officers.*
Five drivers were stopped and given words of advice around the speed they were travelling at. A traffic offence report was also given out to a driver for driving otherwise in accordance with a license.
Sergeant Emma Francis, from the Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “The speeding operation was set up after we had received feedback on echo, our community voice platform, that residents were concerned about speeding in the Panshanger area. We hope that these speed checks have had a positive impact on the community and that we have helped to educate drivers about the speeds they should be travelling at on local roads.
“Thank you to all those who shared their concerns. Please do continue submitting your feedback on echo as it’s instrumental in helping us plan operations and target our resources.”
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You can use our community voice platform ‘echo’ to let us know what you think we should be prioritising in your area. Your feedback will help towards shaping our local policing priorities, initiatives and campaigns. Visit the following and tell us your thoughts.
* Special Constables are volunteer police officers. They come from all walks of life and volunteer their spare time for a minimum of 16 hours a month. Through the Employer Assisted Policing scheme, you may be eligible for time off work to volunteer. Find out more at hertspolicespecials.co.uk.