WATCH out, speeding drivers. Volunteers are on your case as part of a crackdown in Old Basing.

A three-strong team has been using a speed indicator device to record the speed of cars travelling southbound along Park Lane, which has a 30mph speed limit.

In one hour, they took the registration details of 10 cars caught travelling at more than 35mph, with the highest speed recorded at 38mph. The details will be sent to Hampshire Constabulary.

Officers will undertake checks and write to the registered car owners to remind them about speed limits.

The equipment, which cost £2,400, was bought by Old Basing and Chineham parish councils, after police identified speeding as one of its priorities for both areas.

The scheme is part of the Community SpeedWatch initiative by Hampshire Constabulary, which allows residents to help police tackle speeding.

Peter Bloyce, of Old Basing and Lychpit Parish Council, led the programme in Park Lane.

He said: “We could clearly see people slowing down as they saw us so it does work as a deterrent.

“Residents in the parish do get very angry about speeding vehicles. It is mostly a minority driving too fast, as it always is.”

More events are planned. Anyone interested should contact Sandra Tuck, parish clerk at Old Basing and Lychpit Parish Council, on 01256 462847.