THREE busy roads in Wilmslow and Alderley Edge will be watched for speeding by volunteers after receiving funding to carry out their work.

David Keane, police and crime commissioner for Cheshire, has awarded cash from his Community Police Fund for a new community speed watch scheme in Prestbury Road, Wilmslow.

Meanwhile, Alderley Edge's existing community speed watch has also received funding for new equipment to monitor Wilmslow Road and Congleton Road.

The funding comes from cash seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act, and will go towards the purchase of speed guns and high-visibility vests.

Mr Keane said: “I know that road safety issues, and in particular speeding, are a major concern for the majority of residents across Cheshire.

“That’s why I’ve made it my priority to make our roads safer. Although deaths and serious injuries on Cheshire’s roads have reduced by 38 per cent over the last five years, there’s always more we can do to make things safer for drivers and pedestrians.

“Community speed watch is an incredibly important scheme that enables committed members of the community to work with Cheshire police to make sure roads in their area are safer for their fellow residents.

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“We know that areas where community speed watch scheme have been implemented tend to see a reduction in road traffic collisions so there’s clear evidence they work.

“I’m pleased that my Community Police Fund can support these schemes and encourage the local community to work closely with their local police teams to improve community safety and confidence.”