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PACT priority- Speeding

Frome Rural Beat Team have recently attended Wanstrow Village whereby they supported a Community Speed Watch Group, the Beat Team will be looking at supporting other CSW groups in the coming weeks in order to promote speed awareness and safety within the rural communities.


  • Wednesday 20th January, 2021

    Today two speed watch sessions were conducted on major in roads to Frome. Styles Hill and Warminster Road have high visibility speed watch teams attend. 11 drivers were observed above the speed limit. Police attendance has appeared to reduce the number of drivers speed into the town.

  • Saturday 9th January, 2021

    Due to the intensification of the Covid 19 restrictions we have asked that are Community Volunteers temporally stop their speed watch sessions. We are committed to keeping our volunteers and the public safe and do not wish anyone to be put at risk of Covid 19.

    Frome Neighbourhood Police have been continuing the speed enforcement efforts as part of our patrols. We have in particular focused on the Styles Hill and Warminster road two of the main routes into the town. Through out the lock down we will visit some of the other rural areas where Community Speed watch usually happens.

  • Monday 21st December, 2020

    Frome Neighbourhood Police went out to speak with residences on styles hill and listen to their concerns about speeding. An issue about road signage visually obscured from drivers viewpoint has been highlighted, and we are working with the council to improve visibility and safety. Further speed enforcement efforts are being made in the area to reduce speeding and educate drivers.

  • Sunday 29th November, 2020

    With the move into Tier 2 covid restrictions more, Comunity Speed Watches will be active. Frome Neighbourhood Police over the next few weeks will be visiting our watch schemes to support our volunteers. To raise a speeding concern or to join a Community Speed Watch scheme, please follow the link.

  • Sunday 15th November, 2020

    Further Training has been given to officers on new ways of recording repeat speeders. Following the next relaxation of the current covid guidelines repeat speeders should expect a visit from the local beat team to discuss their pattern of speeding. Visits are intended to be educational however those who need more than one visit will receive fines or other enforcement.

  • Sunday 18th October, 2020

    Frome neighbourhood team undertook new training concerning road safety at Wilfred Fuller VC Operational Training Centre. We were shown a range of new engagement tools the Constabulary has, which we hope to use to improve our driver education. Tools included toy cars and traffic lights for children, driver simulations for teenagers and young adults and car wrecks with real stories for highly impactive learning. We hope to use this to increase awareness of the dangers on the roads and to improve safety.

  • Wednesday 7th October, 2020

    The rural Beat Team have been encouraging rural communities to take part in Community Speed Watch via social media. If you believe your village has an issue with speeding please consider joining your local CSW. Follow the link;

  • Thursday 2nd July, 2020

    As the COVID -19 restrictions start to be relaxed the roads in and around Frome are getting busier which has prompted an increase in reports of speeding.

    • We will continue to monitor and enforce speed restrictions.
    • The speed enforcement unit is still operational, and they will be actively targeting speeders.
    • Your beat team will be out and about monitoring known problem areas.
  • Thursday 7th May, 2020

    With less traffic on the roads, we are aware that some motorists are taking advantage and speeding.

    This is a national issue, and in consultation with our partner agencies, we will continue to monitor and enforce speed restrictions.

    The speed enforcement unit is still operational, and they will be actively targeting speeders. Your Beat Team will be out and about monitoring known problem areas.

  • Wednesday 15th April, 2020

    Due to the current social distancing measures brought in to tackle the COVID -19 pandemic, community speed watch efforts have had to be suspended. We hope to resume community speed watches once social distancing measures have been relaxed.

    As a result of the reduction in road traffic due to COVID-19 movement restrictions, we have seen an increase in road safety.
    We urge all drivers to follow the government’s advice and only travel when essential.


    We ask people when taking daily exercise, to do so from their home address and not to travel by car in order to exercise.

  • Tuesday 17th March, 2020

    You may have noticed our new speed watch posters appearing in the rural villages around Frome. We are always looking for new members to join as volunteers.

    If you require more information on community speed watch you can visit our website:

  • Thursday 27th February, 2020

    We have continued to monitor the speeding in the villages.

    This is an ongoing issue which we continue to tackle alongside our Community Speed Watch partners.

    Our team visits repeat offenders with a view to them changing their behaviour through education.

  • Sunday 23rd February, 2020

    Last week was the quarterly Community SpeedWatch (CSW) meeting for the Mendips. Members from the Frome Rural neighbourhood team were in attendance and the issue was discussed at length.

    It was noted that there is a good working relationship between CSW, the Speed Enforcement Unit (SEU) and the local beat team. We are working with our colleagues to reduce the number of speeding vehicles in our area.

    The local CSW groups have been collecting data with which SEU have been targeting their action at the worst affected sites. The local beat team have been conducting visits to persistent offenders within their local area and assisting with enforcement action at prolific sites.

    If you would like any more information on Community Speedwatch or would like to set up your own team then please visit our Community SpeedWatch page.

  • Wednesday 29th January, 2020

    Your rural neighbourhood team have been out at a location this week carrying out speed checks. This will be continued action, so look out for us within our rural communities where speeding has been highlighted to us as an issue/concern. Please slow down!!

  • Saturday 25th January, 2020

    On the 20/01/2020, we held our quarterly PACT meeting at The Royal British Legion in Coleford. It was decided by the attendees that Speeding should be kept as a priority for the area.

  • Thursday 16th January, 2020

    The Frome Rural Neighbourhood Policing team carried out a speed enforcement session at numerous locations identified.

    Three drivers reported at roadside for excess speed and tickets issued. Please be aware there are more sessions planned, so please adhere to the mandatory speed limits in place.

  • Sunday 15th December, 2019

    This week we have carried out speed enforcement checks at several locations in response to reports from the public.

    21 vehicles were caught over the speed limit and details will be passed to the Speed Enforcement Unit. If you would like to set up a Speedwatch group in your area , please see our Community SpeedWatch page.

  • Sunday 17th November, 2019

    The Neighbourhood Policing Team have been out at a certain locations conducting speed checks, and also liaising with the speed enforcement unit about speeding issues within one of our rural villages.

  • Tuesday 29th October, 2019

    At the recent Frome rural PACT meeting on the 29th October 2019, it was agreed by all those that attended that this should continue to be one of the rural priorities.

  • Wednesday 23rd October, 2019

    Meeting has been held between a concerned resident of Horn Street, Nunney in relation to recent speeding. Actions have been taken from the meeting and we will be looking to implement over the coming weeks.

  • Monday 7th October, 2019

    We have been carrying out speed checks on Horn Street in Nunney over the past two weeks.

    At present we have recorded no vehicles travelling over the speed limit. We will however being carrying out further checks in the future.

  • Sunday 22nd September, 2019

    It has been highlighted recently that there are a number of vehicles speeding through the village of Nunney, predominantly on Horn Street.

    We are currently in contact with the reporting parties and will be looking at enforcement action in the near future.

    If you have an issue with speeding in your area please contact us.

  • Monday 9th September, 2019

    We have contacted our local parish councils for speeding issues within their villages. As a result we have conducted a speed check session and have more planned for the future.

  • Sunday 25th August, 2019

    As speeding has been raised as an ongoing issue we will be conducting targeted patrols at highlighted locations. Please keep an eye out on our social media platforms for live updates.

  • Thursday 15th August, 2019

    Our Police Speed Enforcement Unit attended our recent PACT meeting to explain their role with the constabulary and how they support the community.

    They also updated us that they have a new member of the team starting with them soon.

  • Thursday 18th July, 2019

    We will shortly be going out with our Community SpeedWatch schemes. If you would like to start your own group please contact us for further information.

  • Wednesday 10th July, 2019

    The Frome Rural beat team are currently in the process of conducting talks at local schools on the beats. In this we are including the dangers associated with roads.

    If you work in a school in our area and would like a visit from us please contact us.

  • Tuesday 18th June, 2019

    Critch Hill on the edge of Frome leading to Nunney has been highlighted as a problem location involving speeding vehicles. We will be liaising with members of the local community, Community SpeedWatch and our own Speed Enforcement Unit to tackle the issue.

  • Saturday 18th May, 2019

    Over the next week, we will be out and about liaising with local SpeedWatch teams in the area. Keep an eye out for us at the side of the road!

    If you think you have a speeding issue in your area then please contact us.

  • Friday 3rd May, 2019

    As a result of Castle Hill in Nunney being raised as a speeding issue at our Rural PACT meeting, the site has now been assessed and the police speed enforcement unit will start conducting checks from the beginning of May.

  • Sunday 21st April, 2019

    Speeding has now been re-added as a PACT priority at the last meeting. If you think that you have a speeding issue in your area then please get in contact and we can offer advice and support.

  • Wednesday 27th March, 2019

    New systems have now gone live within Avon and Somerset Police to help us target prolific and high end speeders. This will allow to better support our Community SpeedWatch Groups and tackle the problem more effectively.

  • Monday 18th February, 2019

    Last week officers linked up with local Community SpeedWatch groups. We will continue to work with and support these local groups to help raise awareness of speeding in the rural areas.

  • Friday 11th January, 2019

    This week, the majority of beat managers in the Frome area have been given training to use the new Ultralyte Speed Enforcement Devices.

    This is allowing us to enforce the issue at the roadside and even, contrary to popular belief, at night-time. In the past two days officers have caught, stopped and ticketed six separate drivers thanks to the new equipment.

    If you feel that you have a speeding issue in your area please do not hesitate to get in contact with your local beat team.

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