The problems with the email mailbox have now been resolved, and you can contact the police on the following address in order to take part in the scheme:
The details I received (with permission to share on SE23.life):
If you are interested, email the following details to the above address and they will be in touch when running a session nearby:
- General availability (e.g. evenings only)
The main objective of the scheme is to reduce the speed of vehicles in a location which either has a history of collisions, or where a community concern has been raised. Monthly the Lewisham Safer Transport will send via email, dates, locations and times of up and coming events. Volunteers can choose a date that suits them and reply with a confirmation. Please note that volunteers are not obliged to stay for the duration of the session and they can leave at any time. Sessions last 1-2 hours. The scheme is open to anyone over 18
What is the volunteer role during this Community Roadwatch event?
Volunteer's will stand on the pavement enabling motorists to see them from a distance away. They will use the equipment to monitor the speed of passing vehicles, and will note down the details of those exceeding the guidelines. Volunteers will be accompanied by a Police Community Support Officer throughout the session.
On the event day
Volunteers will be asked to sign a disclaimer before starting the event. Police will then supply them with a fluorescent jacket. The officers will then go through the process with them. At the event volunteers will be shown how to use the speed gun and what details of the vehicles need to be recorded on the record sheet.
What happens after the event
Police will send the offender vehicle details to the RoadSafe London Team who will then send a warning letter to the registered keeper. In an event where by an offender has been picked up more than twice no further letters will be sent and they will be considered for targeted enforcement.