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Expressions of interest are now being invited for our 2024 scheme.  CSW works largely via the good work of the volunteers but it does require sufficient input from Leicestershire County Council as the Highway Authority and also the Police in terms of back office support with writing to the register keepers of the vehicles detected speeding.

To ensure we maximise our resources and that of our Partners, your request to run a scheme in your community will be measured against our criteria; this will determine what level of support we can offer.

Please note if your request to run CSW is accepted you will require a minimum of 12 volunteers, one of which will act as co-ordinator for the scheme.  Please ensure your appointed co-ordinator is able to use excel as it is their responsibility to ensure captured data is inputted into an excel document and forwarded to the Police each day.  Also, if your community has not previously participated in CSW you will be required to obtain a minimum of 200 signatures or 20% of the village/location population (whichever is the lower) to support the scheme. A Pledge document is available for downloading from the Get Involved tab on this website.

If you are interested or for more information please email

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.