Local police have reported that on Thursday 16th August 2012 PCSO Northover and PCSO Barfoot carried out a ‘day of action’. The purpose of the ‘day of action’ was to specifically target traffic related concerns highlighted by local residents including speeding issues, parking offences, vehicles displaying out of date tax discs and to raise awareness of vehicle crime and offer prevention advice.
According to the police update, “Speed checks were completed at both ends of Gunthorpe Ridings,[and] on Gunthorpe Road….” with results showing “…nine speeding motorists on Gunthorpe Road and fifteen speeding motorists on Gunthorpe Ridings…”
Commenting, local LIB DEM ward councillor Darren Fower said:
“According to the report the police warning letters will now be sent out to those drivers caught speeding. Whilst several vehicles across Paston and Gunthorpe were displaying out of date tax discs, although 3 of those vehicles had obtained a statutory off road notification from the DVLA.
“The issue of speeding vehicles along the Gunthorpe Road is not a new one, I can understand that the police need to colelct data, but we’ve had several research exercises over the last few years, we’ve done resident surveys, argued for action at the Town Hall and continued our on-line campaign – so we know that the problem of speeding is there – what we need is to see some real action to reduce it……… vehicle activated signs are not enough!”