Volunteer's Needed for Mattishall Community Speedwatch Team
17 August 2023
The Mattishall Community Speedwatch team are currently looking to increase our volunteers to record vehicles exceeding the speed limit in and around the village.
We do regular unannounced sessions somewhere in the local area, once or twice a month for approximately one hour Training is given on how to use the speed recording device on one of the sessions.
Health and safety instruction is given and safety equipment such as high viz jackets are provided.
To explain our role, we do not issue speeding tickets, we record vehicles that exceed the set speed limits. This report goes off to Norfolk Constabulary. The first time a vehicle is reported, a letter is sent to the registered keeper. The second time the same vehicle is recorded anywhere in Norfolk or Suffolk another but stronger letter is sent.
On the third occasion of being recorded in either County, an officer will visit the home of the keeper and offer “words of advice”.
As a team, we give up our time to keep Mattishall safe from those that choose to ignore the speed limits around our village. Speeds recorded have been between 35 mph and into the mid 40s.
If you feel that you could give us a couple of hours a month, please contact me by email or phone. I would be happy to answer any questions.