Community Speed Watch (CSW) Scheme during Coronavirus

At this current time we are unable to offer our usual level of support to communities and volunteers to run CSW. During 2020 we had to adapt delivery and ran a very successful volunteer free scheme where educational boards were placed at various key sites of community concern to remind drivers to check their speed. The boards remained in situ for 8 weeks and were sited in various communities across the whole county.

We are now inviting expressions of interest in running a ‘volunteer free’ initiative as this continues to be the most safe and sensible thing to do again this year. In addition to this we are also planning ahead for 2022 and are inviting expressions of interest in running a fully supported volunteer run CSW scheme next year.

For more information or to see how our 2022 volunteer scheme works please visit the ‘Get Involved’ tab below on this website.

If you would like to take part in our ‘Volunteer Free’ scheme this year please get in touch at

Community Speed Watch is an educational scheme to help people reduce speeding traffic though their community. The scheme enables volunteers to work within their community to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and to help control the problem locally.

Community Speed Watch incorporates poster campaigns and a pledge system linked to direct action using speed detection equipment all under the supervision of the County Council. The use of the radar devices will not lead to prosecution – drivers will get a letter from the police instead – but will help to underline the community’s commitment to reducing speed.

Get Involved

If you are interested in starting a scheme in your area, simply follow the 6 steps outlined on this page.
Please note that schemes can only operate in 30 or 40 mph speed limits.

How It Works

When a scheme is active in an area, it follows a simple process from start to finish as shown in the flow diagram.


This page contains a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions regarding the Community Speed Watch scheme. If you have any further questions not answered here, please contact the scheme co-ordinator.