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Is speeding traffic affecting the quality of life in your community? [#244430663]

Posted on behalf of West Mercia Police

Community Speed Watch is a community driven road safety initiative, coordinated by West Mercia Police but managed and run by volunteers in the community. It has now been running for 8 years in West Mercia and we’re reminding local residents about the scheme and how you can get involved as a volunteer if speeding traffic is causing concern.

The scheme involves trained volunteers monitoring the speeds of vehicles with approved, hand-held speed measurement devices. Where vehicle speeds are found to be inappropriate, a letter is sent to the registered keeper by the police with the aim of encouraging them to reduce their speed when driving in the future.

A Community Speed Watch scheme is initiated when ‘speeding traffic’ has been identified as a community road safety concern by a parish council. Therefore, it’s important to raise any concerns about speeding traffic to your local parish council in the first instance.

In areas where community concerns about speeding are raised, speed data will be collected by West Mercia Police to determine the nature of the problem and action will be taken accordingly.

To find out more, including the criteria that must be met before a CSW scheme can be established, visit:

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Bewdley Neighbourhood Plan Consultation 2024: Have Your Say!

Shape the Future of Bewdley for Growth and Prosperity

The Bewdley Neighbourhood Plan Consultation is here, and we want to hear from you! This is your chance to play a crucial role in the development and growth of our town.

Consultation Period:

The consultation is open from Monday 5 February to 5 pm on Friday 1 March, we invite every resident to share their thoughts and ideas.

How to Participate


Visit to complete the survey online.

Questionnaire Distribution:

Look out for your questionnaire arriving at your doorstep soon! Additional copies are available at the Bewdley Town Council Office or during our designated drop-in sessions.

Return completed questionnaires to:

  • Bewdley Town Council, 6 Load Street
  • Wyre Forest Books, 54 Load Street
  • The Hop Pole, Cleobury Road
  • Catchem’s End Fish Bar, 134 Kidderminster Road
  • Hopley’s Farm Shop, Cleobury Road

Join Us at a Drop-in Session:

Meet members of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group at the following locations:

  • Friday 9 February, 2 pm – 6 pm: Elim Church, Dog Lane, DY12 2EF
  • Saturday 10 February, 10 am – 12 noon: Elim Church, Dog Lane, DY12 2EF
  • Friday 23 February, 2 pm – 6 pm: All Saints Church, 86 Kidderminster Rd, DY12 1DQ
  • Saturday 24 February, 10 am – 12 noon: All Saints Church, 86 Kidderminster Rd, DY12 1BDQ

Your input is invaluable in shaping the future of Bewdley. Let’s make it happen together! Participate today and be a part of the positive change.