Community Roadwatch

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2019
Reference: 
2019/19707
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
Brexit Alliance Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Could you please explain how Community Roadwatch is funded in London, with specific reference to the roles played by the Metropolitan Police and TfL?

Answer

Community Roadwatch

Community Roadwatch

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Metropolitan Police Service's (MPS) Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) work in partnership with Transport for London (TfL) to deliver Community Roadwatch (CRW). Although RTPC is part funded by TfL, there is no specific funding stream for CRW. CRW is funded from the MPS RTPC budget. Community Roadwatch is a road safety initiative and tactic available for the MPS to use as part of its daily enforcement, engagement and education activity. Led by TfL, CRW aims to reduce speeding in residential areas and gives local residents the opportunity to work side by side with their local safer transport policing teams, who deliver and oversee the operational activity, using speed detection equipment to identify speeding vehicles in their communities.