Volunteers are needed to monitor drivers who are breaking a village's 30mph speed limit. Stretton Parish Council is looking for volunteers to spend a few hours a month clocking motorists who break the limit in the area.
Clive Lawton, a member of Stretton Parish Council, said there had been several recent incidents involving speeding motorists as well as a collision involving a bus and a man on a mobility scooter. Now training has been set up for people to become speed watch volunteers.
Community Speed Watch campaigns involve volunteers standing at the roadside with a mobile handheld speed camera which records the speeds of all passing vehicles, with warning letters sent to those who break the speed limit.
Mr Lawton said: "We will get the camera and all the equipment and will have teaching and training. We are looking for volunteers. It will be a few hours a month and we need about 12 volunteers. We have five already.
"We have had incidents such as a bus involved in a collision with a man on a mobility scooter near the Pirelli Stadium. There is also the possibility of people with children going to school or the elderly crossing the roads being at risk.
"We will be concentrating on the crossroads of Lancelot Drive, Bitham Lane, Hillfield Lane, Church Road, and Main Street as well as Britannia Drive.
"There is quite a bit of speeding in Stretton. It is 30mph throughout Stretton and 20mph in some places where children are going to school."
The first training session will take place at 6.30pm on Wednesday, July 26, and anyone who would like to take part can call Clive Lawton on 07939 012458.