THE Scottish Borders Community Action Team (SBCAT) carried out a day of action last week in response to local concerns around speeding motorists across Berwickshire.

The issue of speeding was recently raised at a meeting of the CAT Oversight Group - a monthly meeting between a group of cross party Councillors, Council officers and Police Scotland’s CAT sergeants to agree priority tasks.

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On Friday March 31 2023 and officers carried out speed checks outside schools in Duns, Chirnside, Eyemouth and Coldingham, with other checks carried out in Birgham, Coldstream and Lauder.

A total of eight drivers were warned regarding speed.

Officers would remind the public to be mindful of speed limits, particularly around schools, and now that schools are breaking up for Easter, to be aware that children will be out playing at all times of the day.

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Councillor Julie Pirone, chair of the CAT Oversight Group: “We continue to receive feedback from constituents across the region regarding speeding and the Community Action Team will target complaint locations over the coming months where there is evidence of a road casualty problem.

Chief Inspector Vinnie Fisher said: “Speeding can have a devastating impact on individuals and families where collisions occur, and we continue to focus our resources at locations which represent the greatest risk, in the interest of casualty reduction.

“We continue to work with our partners, exploring a range of measures that may discourage speeding more generally in our towns and villages.”