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Community Speedwatch

Priority closed

  • This priority is now closed as a result of the actions below.
  • If you have any questions or issues concerning this priority, you can contact the beat team using the contact form on the beat page.

Motorists who speed through residential neighbourhoods are very often unaware of the impact their actions have on local residents, or the danger they pose to other road users and pedestrians, and this is something we are working with communities to address.

Actions

  • Friday 29th May, 2020

    This priority is now closed because of the actions below.  

    If you have any questions or issues concerning this priority, you can contact the beat team using the contact form on the beat page. 

  • Wednesday 11th March, 2020

    Wellington PCSO’s will now be visiting repeat offenders and offering advice on how best to curb their speed. In an effort to reduce their speeding.

  • Friday 30th August, 2019

    Community SpeedWatch is a partnership between the Community, the Police and Local Authorities.

    Each scheme is operated by a group of local residents who are willing to volunteer a small amount of time each week to monitor speeds with speed detection equipment.

    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.

    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.

    If you would like to know if there is a Community SpeedWatch Scheme in your area.

    Or you are interested in setting one up to help with a speeding concern, email CommunitySpeedWatch@avonandsomerset.police.uk or contact your local beat managers by either filling the contact form on our beat page or calling 101.

    We now have several volunteers running two groups in Wellington.

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