Hove residents are being offered the chance to catch drivers speeding through their streets.
The Hove Neighbourhood Policing Team are looking for volunteers to set up and operate community speed watch groups.
Members of the group are given speed detection devices to set up speed watch sessions. Drivers caught speeding can then be sent out warning letters.
Information provided by volunteers goes onto a database but is not used for individual enforcement, although the police will be able to use it to target persistent speeders.
Registration numbers, speeds and times will be stored, but only police will be able to access this information.
PC Jez Holgate said: “Schemes are already successfully up and running in other areas of Sussex and our current thinking is that groups in Hove would be ward-specific, so there could for example be a Wish group and a Westbourne group.
“These groups could be deployed anywhere in Hove where concerns have been raised.Each group needs a co-ordinator and a minimum of four volunteers to get started.”
A number of residents have already expressed an interest in setting up a group, through the Kingsway And West Hove Residents’ Association who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone on 01273 419404
If you know of any other areas in West Hove which need monitoring, or if you are interested in volunteering, please get in touch.either via the Community Speed Watch website or by contacting PC Holgate by email at email@example.com.
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