Community Speedwatch

Published: 09 September 2021

Community Speedwatch Volunteer Coordinator needed for Hartfield.


Community Speedwatch is a national initiative where proactive members of local communities join with the support and supervision of their local police to record details of speeding vehicles using approved detection devices.

Registered keepers of vehicles exceeding the speed limit are contacted - initially with a letter explaining the potential risks and consequences of their dangerous behaviour. Repeat offenders will receive a visit from the local police, irrespective of where they live. Beyond these friendly gestures, focused enforcement and criminal prosecution follow based on the collated evidence.


The role requires a few hours a week and full training is given by Sussex Police on behalf of the Parish Council, the area initially to be covered will be Jacks Hill and Cat Street. The group is approved and has several willing volunteers but just needs a coordinator. For further details and if required a chat please contact Steve O’Connell at Sussex Police by email