Community Speedwatch

Speeding is one of the factors that most affects the quality of life in communities around Cambridgeshire. It can be a factor in road traffic collisions and impacts on the day-to-day lives of people living in the community.

You often tell us that speeding is one of the biggest community concerns in your area and as such we want to work with you to set up your own Community Speedwatch program.

Community Speedwatch will be coordinated by Cambridgeshire Constabulary in partnership with your local council and other agencies. The scheme itself is run by the Police and the community volunteers supported by the County coordinator.  Contact us at



Welcome to the Cambridgeshire Community SpeedWatch (CSW) site!

  • If you are looking for information on local speed watch teams use the menu system above to search for your local scheme.
  • Volunteers can access best practice, guidance and ideas from the training section.
  • If you are interested in volunteering in a local scheme or setting up your own team please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page or email at

Across Cambridgeshire we have over 140 speed watch teams made up of local volunteers. The teams are generally supported by Parish and Town councils as part of a traffic management plan. Speed watch teams are encouraged to support Local Councils achieve local road safety objectives such as reducing speed limits and introducing physical road improvements.

Our volunteers are trained, insured and audited and they work to a agreed set of guidelines to ensure the public have total confidence in them. Teams are supported by local Police officers, who will conduct speed patrols in speeding hotspots identified between the Police and Speed watch teams.

Our teams are managed by a civilian volunteer who’s role is to co-ordinate our teams activity, support and  train volunteers and work with the road safety partners, councils and other volunteer organisations in coordinating road safety schemes.

  • Council County Highways
  • Police and the Special Constabulary
  • Cambs Road Policing Unit
  • Cambs Fire and rescue service
  • East Anglian Ambulance service.
  • Neighbourhood watch