It’s Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June) and Matthew Scott, Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner joined local councillor Susan Carey to visit volunteers on 02 June.
The first visit was to villagers in Etchinghill for one of their regular Speedwatch sessions and for a Q & A on ways of tackling traffic offences. The second visit was to National Coastwatch Institute Folkestone.
Matthew is a big supporter of Speedwatch and its effectiveness in reducing speeding. He proved a dab hand at identifying car types and, whilst he was there, three cars were recorded at speeds in excess of 35mph in a 30mph area.
It was Matthew’s first visit to NCI and he promised it won’t be his last. He heard about how NCI helps with all the organisations involved in keeping people and shipping safe along the coast including the local police.
Susan who is a regular Speedwatch volunteer and Honorary President of NCI Folkestone said, “Matthew has been wanting to visit for some time and Volunteers’ Week seemed an ideal opportunity. His visit raises the profile of both Speedwatch and Coastwatch and I was delighted to see the interest he took in our work.”
Susan and Matthew taking part in a Speedwatch session in Etchinghill
Bob Barrett of NCI shows Matthew around the watchhouse
Susan and Matthew outside the NCI Folkestone watchhouse at the East Cliff, Folkestone.