Message from Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police has been working in conjunction with Avon and Somerset Constabulary and Castle Combe Racing Circuit ahead of an action day at the venue this weekend.

Forge Motorsport will be hosting the event at the circuit on Saturday 8 September and it is set to attract more than 1,800 club cars and over 6,000 visitors during the day.

We will be deploying the CCTV van to Yatton Keynell during the day to monitor the traffic in addition to capturing any incidents of anti-social driving and this will be supported by high visibility patrols at key times throughout the area.

We will also have a stand at the event to help improve engagement with attendees, as well as exhibiting some of our retired police fleet.

Acting Insp Louis McCoy said: “With such a large event taking place, there will be an increase in traffic in and around the local villages with cars making their way to and from the circuit.

“We would like to take this opportunity to remind all the attendees of their responsibilities outside of the circuit when driving around the local villages and wider county. Please remember to drive safely and responsibly to the traffic system and always use the road in accordance with the Highway Code.

“Inappropriate use of vehicles on our roads is dangerous and can have devastating consequences. Please respect the local residents as well as other drivers, motorists and pedestrians and drive carefully. Keep revving and racing to the track at all times. ”

Tom Davis, from Castle Combe Racing Circuit, said: “Castle Combe Circuit is committed to working with both Wiltshire Police and Avon & Somerset Constabulary in minimising the impacts that anti-social driving standards have on the local community. Following recent meetings we will continue to support the police and work with them to communicate with our customers prior to the event and on the day. It is important for all of our customers to respect our neighbours and villages if they wish these events to continue for future years.”