Community SpeedWatch is a partnership between the Community, the Police and Local Authorities. It gives local people the ability to actively get involved in road safety.
The aim of Community SpeedWatch is to make motorists who speed through residential neighbourhoods aware of the impact their actions have on local residents, or the danger they pose to other road users and pedestrians. This is something we are working with communities to address.
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How does SpeedWatch work?
A Community SpeedWatch can be set up in any village, small town, or urban area, governed by either a 20, 30 or 40 miles per hour speed limit.
A team of local residents who are willing to volunteer a small amount of time each week are trained and issued with speed detection equipment to monitor speeds.
Vehicles observed speeding will be sent a warning letter along with advice to help change their driving behaviour.
Further action will be taken by the police against persistent and high end speed offenders as well as targeting individual locations.
We have a small band of volunteers who are keen to hear from other residents who could assist their work across the Parish. Please make initial contact with the Parish Clerk for more information and to be put in touch with our Community Speedwatch Team.