community speedwatch

Community Speedwatch – We Need Your Help!

GRABA has been in touch with the police force on the island and, with their assistance, we are hoping to set up a GRABA Community Speedwatch Team. Our volunteers will support the police and will be able to take action against speeding on the roads in our area.

Volunteers use equipment that can monitor the speed of passing traffic and then record the details, later adding them to a database. Vehicle checks are then undertaken by the police and letters are then sent to the registered keepers advising them of their speed and reminding them of why it is a community concern.

Full training will be provided by Hampshire Police.


Community SpeedWatch is an educational scheme, not enforcement. It is considered as the first tier response to speeding issues. If a problem persists, it can be escalated to tier two, meaning that enforcement can be undertaken by the police neighbourhood policing.

Our team will work in group of four, measuring and recording vehicle speeds. We are going to need a decent number of volunteers if this is going to work.


Our first step is to find out if we have enough volunteers willing to give up some time. Can you spare the odd hour, maybe more, to be part of our Speedwatch Team? If so, please email Shona at to let her know that you are willing to volunteer together with, if possible, typical days of the week and times that you might be available.

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