Richmond has confirmed that it will be supporting a local group that is dedicated to making sure all road users adhere to the new 20mph limit that is being rolled out across the Borough.

The '20's Plenty' group will be introducing its Community Roadwatch Scheme in an attempt to reduce speeds on Richmond's roads and will also give residents an opportunity to work alongside their local police teams.

Cllr Alexander Ehmann, Lead Member for Transport and Air Quality for Richmond Council, said: “I have always been clear, we need to make our roads safer for all who use them.

"But there isn’t one quick fix. We need to reduce our speeds.

"The introduction of 20mph will make a difference. And, my view is that if it saves one life then it will have been worth it."

Community Roadwatch will also give residents access to speed detection equipment which can help to identify vehicles that have been speeding so that a warning letter can be issued to the address as well as being able to send the information to their police teams.

It is a recognised initiative that has already been rolled out in other boroughs including Bromley, Lewisham, Greenwich, Southwark, Brent, Barnet, Haringey, Hillingdon, Ealing, Enfield, Harrow, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and the City of London.

Cllr Ehmann explained: “Community Roadwatch is a great example of the community working with local safer transport teams to help reduce speeds in the area and thus working to improve road safety.

“Similar projects have been in place up and down the country for some years.

"It relies on volunteers coming forward who want to make a difference in their community and we will work with them to make their community safer and stronger for everyone living there.

"We will be rolling out further events throughout the weeks and months ahead.”

The next Roadwatch sessions will be on:

• Sat 12th October for residents in Hampton North

• Wed 23rd October for residents in Hampton

If you would like to attend the next session contact: