Oakley Village

Volunteering

Help Oakley organisations be successful by volunteering

Oakley Youth Club

Oakley Youth Club is looking for volunteers to help out with activities.  The Club meets weekly on a Friday from 7.30pm – 9.00pm in the Old School and is open to young people aged between 11 and 14.  It is run by a permanent youth leader and volunteers would help out on a rota basis.  If you are interested in helping supervise the tuck shop, runs games and activities or just  providing general support then we’re interested to hear from you.  For more information or to volunteer please contact Sara Fardon on 07713 651246 or sarafardon(at)yahoo.co.uk


 

Oakley Speed Watch Scheme

Residents have told the Council that speeding is still a problem in roads not covered by the cameras.  We are therefore trying to set up a Speed Watch Scheme in the village.  The main aim is to promote road safety and educate rather than prosecute. 

Volunteers are needed to carry out the speed checks and a group would be made up of at least two trained operators.  Volunteers attend a course with the Police consisting of two modules lasting two hours and covering the equipment, conflict resolution and possibly first aid.  The Police provide the equipment which is shared with several Speed Watch groups and must be informed when a speed check is taking place.  Volunteers record details of any vehicle exceeding the speed limit and the results are forwarded to the Police.  The registered keeper of the vehicle is then sent a letter informing them that the vehicle was detected exceeding the speed limit and giving the location, date and time.  Persistent speeders receive a second letter and on the third occasion can expect further action to be taken by the Police.  One check a week would be reasonable to begin with so at least eight to ten volunteers would be needed.  A scheme can only work if there are sufficient volunteers and if you are interested in taking part please contact the Clerk, Ann Paice at parishclerk(at)oakleyvillage.co.uk

The Parish Council are happy for not for profit organisations to advertise for volunteers.

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