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The Iwade Community Speed Watch team urgently need more volunteers. Community Speed Watch enables groups of concerned citizens to reduce excessive vehicle speeds on their roads.

Operating at the roadside in 30 and 40 miles per hour (mph) limits, Speed Watch practitioners monitor the speeds of passing vehicles using portable speed indication devices. They record and report the speed and identifying details of vehicles travelling at or above nationally-specified speed thresholds (35 and 46mph respectively).

The registered keepers of vehicles seen repeatedly or excessively speeding anywhere in Kent in the previous 12 months are then sent a warning letter and advice by Kent Police. Speed Watch data is then used to inform separate enforcement operations targeting speeding vehicles.

Iwade has all the equipment needed but the scheme only works well by having enough volunteers. Residents in Kemsley and The Meads area want to implement the scheme in their areas and the idea is to join forces and share the equipment. By joining with other areas it will also mean a bigger group of volunteers that can help each other in the areas covered. Two volunteers go out at a time but it’s good to have different people who can be available at different times of the day to ensure different time periods are covered. Even if you could only spare half an hour a month please consider joining the team – the more in the team the better the impact we’ll have. The main thing we need to do is to have enough interested people ready so a training session can be arranged.

To join the team or for more information contact James Hunt on 07788 101 228 or email

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