Rush hour speeding in Paulton must stop
Police are warning motorists to respect speed limits after concerns were raised about drivers in Paulton.
Residents who live on Elm Road in the village are worried about people travelling along the road at high speed.
PC Mike Bolwell, the Avon and Somerset police beat manager for Paulton, said he was taking the concerns seriously and urged motorists to remember the potential dangers of speeding.
He said: "The problems appear to be greater around rush hour which coincides with the start time at the local primary school.
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"Residents are afraid that children's safety are being put at risk and ask that motorists slow down when travelling through the residential areas within the village."
PC Bolwell said police would be out checking for speeding vehicles and encouraged residents in the village to join a Community Speed Watch scheme.
The village has also just welcomed a new Police Community Support Office (PCSO) who will be working alongside PC Bolwell to fight crime in the village.
PCSO Rob Hendra has been transferred to the village from Radstock and said he was looking forward to getting to know the people in Paulton and helping to create a safe atmosphere in the area.
He said: "There are a different set of challenges in Paulton, but I like the community aspect of the job.
"I have even volunteered to read a story to youngsters in the library at The Hub."
Anyone wanting to find out more about Community Speed Watch in Paulton can contact police officers by calling the non-emergency number 101.