Parish councils club together to pay for new speed camera in North East Derbyshire

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Ten parish councils in the North East Derbyshire are have clubbed together to provide a mobile speed camera for police to use as to try to make local roads safer.

Joanne Taylor, a local clerk representing the councils, said: “Local residents regularly raise concerns regarding safety and speeding in their community and look to their local parish councillors for help. All the councils which have provided funding were keen to be involved in a pro-active scheme working alongside the police to help address these issues.”

Sgt Les Rawson, of Derbyshire Police, said: “Speeding and road safety is a concern to local residents and this device will be a real benefit to our teams.

We will use the camera as part of our ongoing commitment to keeping our roads safe.”