Osgodby urges drivers to slow down

 L-R: Brenda Martin, James Murray, Bryan Bolton, Mike Holdsworth, Brian Chapman and Phil King

L-R: Brenda Martin, James Murray, Bryan Bolton, Mike Holdsworth, Brian Chapman and Phil King

By Dave Barry

Volunteers are recording too many speeding motorists whizzing through Osgodby.

Earlier this year, the village became the first part of Scarborough to launch a community speed-watch programme.

A team of volunteers has been recruited and trained by the police in the use of speed recording equipment.

Details of vehicles exceeding the speed limit are automatically passed to the police traffic bureau.

“The group is asking people to just slow down, as speeding is getting to be quite a concern in Osgodby Lane”, says spokesman Shirley Holdsworth.

“It must be stressed that in no way is anyone going to be fined, but details will be forwarded to the police at Northallerton”.

High-visibility signs around the village advise drivers when a speed watch is taking place.

Osgodby has many young children and elderly residents whose movements are restricted.

The spokesman says: “We have seen one or two minor accidents in the village and hope our presence will prevent a serious one.

“We hope residents will support our efforts. We will be seeking further volunteers to enable us to maintain a high profile in the village”.

If you are interested in joining the group, or would like further details of its objectives, email communityspeedwatch@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.