New Roundels in High Street

Some of you may have noticed a new set of 20mph Roundels on High Street, near John Pounds Church – a welcome contribution in all our efforts to reduce speeding in Old Portsmouth.

This is a particularly vulnerable section of High Street owing to the close vicinity of the church, schools, pub, elderly care accommodation and the games centre; and where the community has been calling for a road crossing for a number of years.

The new Roundels are a step in the right direction and much appreciated.


Bristol’s 20mph limits have led to valuable reductions in speed and casualties, and benefit active travel


The Community Speedwatch (CSW) team is busy this year on High Street. We record all traffic speeds over a one-hour slot, in a variety of locations and directions. We further note details of those cars whose drivers are travelling at 24mph or over, and who will then receive a caution letter from the police.

The aim of this exercise is to educate drivers of the local 20mph speed restrictions, and put pressure on the local council to enforce those restrictions, making it is safer and calmer for pedestrians, drivers, cyclists and residents.

If you feel like the rest of the CSW team do about traffic issues in Old Portsmouth, please get involved and join us. We are all avid volunteers.