Community Speed Watch is a joint initiative by the Milton Keynes rural Neighbourhood Action Groups including Rural West to which Castlethorpe belongs.
Its objective is to deter speeding in our village.
Community Speed Watch is operated by trained volunteers and a police representative, either our local PC, Andy Perry, or one of the PCSO team, will always be in attendance.
The device is mounted on a tripod next to the road in 30mph or 40mph areas. The volunteers have a small handheld ‘reader’ which tells them the speed of passing vehicles. If a vehicle is speeding, a note is made of the licence number and other details and, at the end of the day, these are passed to Thames Valley Police.
Warning letters will be sent by TVP to offending drivers but CSW is not used as a basis for prosecution. However, if a particular vehicle is found to be speeding regularly or an area is shown to be subject to a lot of speeding, then CSW can be used as a basis for further police or other action.
Details of the Neighbourhood Action Group can be found by following this link