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David Williams says there is no answer to speeding in Tillington
11:09am Thursday 12th July 2012 in Letters
I WRITE regarding the report (Hereford Times, June 21) that a man car was caught doing 36mph in a 30mph area.
I have been complaining to the police about the speed of vehicle travelling through Tillington for the last couple of years. Last October I made a further complaint of speeding vehicles between the Bell Public House and the Junior School, Burghill, a short distance of 500 metres.
The police tasked a community support officer to deal with the problem. He held a speed check a mile away from the problem I reported (on health and safety grounds) but still within the 30mph area.
He was stopping vehicles travelling at over 50mph and gave then a ticking off – the CSO does not have police powers to issue fixed penalty tickets for speeding.
Now the parish council has to consider hiring a speed indication device (SID) at the parish’s expense to further investigate the problem.
Once they have the evidence the speeding partnership may consider what to do.
Our local councillor has been trying to set up a speed watch scheme whereby local residents are trained to carry out speed checks but she is hitting a brick wall with the local police.
Other police forces carry out this initiative without problem and with great success.
DAVID WILLIAMS, Hollycroft,Tillington.