Community Speed Watch Volunteers

Speed watch volunteer

The Town Council is calling for volunteers again for people to be trained and then to operate a Community Speed Watch Camera. This is a speed monitoring device like the Police use.

Under the Suffolk Police's guidance and direction it can be used at locations determined by them to help record speeding motorists. No summons can be issued if people are caught speeding, but those offending will be written to by the Police and repeat offenders will be identified and may lead to the Police operating their own speed cameras in an attempt to catch them.

Volunteers must submit a form to the Police, be vetted and then called for a training session by the Police. The Town Council began this process before Covid, and a number of volunteers came forward and submitted forms. Unfortunately Covid stopped the process and as the system has now changed and we need to ask people to apply again. We hope that those that came forward last time are not put off and will reapply – and apologies to them for having to do so.

If you would like to apply to be a Community Speed Watch Volunteer please email the Deputy Clerk who will send you the application form:

Posted: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 21:26 by Simon Garrett

Tags: Traffic, Volunteer