The Cann Hall Police Safer Neighbourhood Team have asked us to publicise the Community Roadwatch scheme operated by ther Safer Transport team
If anyone would like to take part in the scheme, please contact the team and we will pass your details to the Safer Transport team.
What is Community Roadwatch?
Community Roadwatch is designed to give residents the opportunity to work alongside police, to deter speeding on their roads using speed detection equipment.
Why are we running Community Roadwatch?
Transport for London, the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police Service are working together to reduce collisions on London’s roads. Community Roadwatch is designed to support wider police activity, working with local communities to make people aware of the dangers of travelling too fast on London’s roads.
How does Community Roadwatch work?
Volunteers stand in High Visibility jackets along the roadside with Safer Transport Officers and use a speed gun. The speed gun will be pointed at speeding vehicles to calculate their speed.
Any vehicles going over the speed limit will have their number plates noted down and a warning letter will be sent to the Registered Keepers address.
***No vehicles are stopped nor signalled to slow down at any point during the Roadwatch***
This is a preventative measure to reduce speed and educate drivers
Who can take part in the Community Roadwatch?
Anyone, over the age of 18, can volunteer to take part in the Roadwatch from local residents/ Neighbourhood Watches/ Ward panels and Schools.
How long does a Community Roadwatch last?
There is no set time, most Roadwatches take an hour.
How often can I take part in a Community Roadwatch?
Volunteers can take part as much as they like. The Met Police are very keen for this scheme to be run on a monthly basis.
Cann Hall Neighbourhood Policing Team
Email – Cannhall.NPT@met.police.uk
Tel – 020 8721 2036