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Friday, November 20, 2015

Speed Watch

Community SpeedWatch Volunteers recruiting opportunities

Dear Watch Member,

North Wales Police are looking for local
volunteers to help deter speeding motorists across the region. Please see attached documents

The initiative is a partnership approach between the community, the police and the local authorities which is already running successfully in other police force areas.

“Community Speed Watch gives local people the ability to actively get involved in road safety. It 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,” said Sergeant John Roberts from GoSafe, the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership.

“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.”

Full training will be given and volunteers on the scheme will visit known speeding hotspots within their own communities and will use hand-held speed guns to capture the speeds of oncoming vehicles. Details of those vehicles will be collated and relayed back to North Wales Police, who then issue a letter to the owners warning them that they have been spotted.

North Wales Police are now recruiting volunteers for the role of ‘Community Speed Watch Operator’. If you would like to help reduce speeding in your area and feel that you would be interested in this role please visit the North Wales Police Website and follow the link on the recruitment page

Quote OWL Eastern

Download Associated Documents

Documents accompanying this message are linked below. Click to download and open a file which use the popular PDF format. If you experience problems downloading or viewing a file please visit this help page on the OWL website.
Community SpeedWatch information (244 KB)
Com SpeedWatch guidance (891 KB)
Community SpeedWatch volunteers (139 KB)

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Email: (OWL) Community SpeedWatch Volunteers recruiting opportunities

Tel: 01352 708118


  1. My feelings are this. Put a covert speed camera in operation sign at each entrance to the village. Then if there are issues put a disguised camera in a location for a week. Tickets issued for offences then published in the paper. Some do 40 mph plus over speed bumps on Chester Rd.

  2. Time for a 20mph zone outside the Post Office and Spar councillors. Bet no one is interested...........

  3. we should do this - lets get our all action community council to co-ordinate some training for volunteers - oh wait ....sorry, stupid me!

    You should get involved though, ,you have raised this constantly - now's your chance


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