How does the Big Society work for you?
Volunteers in Wiltshire are assisting the police by providing them with details of speeding motorists. Is this the Big Society in action?
Speed cameras have been scrapped as a cost-cutting exercise in Wiltshire and volunteers have since been trained to record speeds in known problem areas.
As a result, several repeat offenders have been convicted of speeding.
Wiltshire councillor John Thomson has denied that this is policing on the cheap, adding that "the community has to take up the slack for some of the things that we'd like to do but can't afford to do anymore".
David Cameron has been encouraging volunteering in the government's vision of the Big Society.
Is this a good way to tackle speeding? Are you a volunteer? Do you feel part of the Big Society? Should this model be extended? Is it policing on the cheap? Do you know of similar schemes in your area?
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