Wiltshire

Speed camera partnership in Wiltshire closes

The unit in charge of speed cameras and speed awareness courses in Wiltshire and Swindon has closed, with the loss of 40 jobs.

The safety camera partnership shut on Friday due to a cut in funding.

Some 65,000 drivers have been on speed awareness courses since 2006 in Swindon, Salisbury and Trowbridge.

Swindon's council, a member of the partnership, was the first English local authority to abandon fixed speed cameras one year ago.

The partnership was made up of Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council.

Wiltshire Police said it would continue to enforce speed limits after the cameras were switched off.

A 27% cut in revenue from the Department for Transport to English local authorities has been blamed for the safety camera partnership's closure.

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