Rachel and local Councillors have secured new commitments from the Police and Crime Commissioner to tackle speeding in Astwood Bank.
On Friday (April 21st), Rachel brought together John Campion, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Bayliss and Councillors Brandon Clayton and Craig Warhurst for a meeting to agree a clear plan of action to tackle speeding along Evesham Road.
It follows a public meeting Rachel held late last year where local residents made it very clear how much of a problem this issue is and the impact it is having on their lives.
The action plan will see the police and highways officers from Worcestershire County Council brought together to further explore options to tackle inappropriate driver behaviour and speeding.
The Police and Crime Commissioner will ensure officers have the resources and tools they need to improve road safety on Evesham Road.
Rachel and Councillors have also secured a commitment from the Police and Crime Commissioner to ensure the new ‘TruCam’ technology is available to local Police to be deployed in areas such as along the busy Evesham Road. These are speed enforcement devices which can be deployed in more locations where more traditional speed enforcement vehicles cant access.
“I promised residents at my public meeting that there wouldn’t just be more talk about this issue, but there would be clear action in tackling speeding in Astwood Bank – and that’s exactly what’s happening.
“I’m grateful for the Police and Crime Commissioner’s commitment to boosting enforcement along Evesham Road, as well as his commitment to support bringing together the police to work with highways officers to find other solutions to reduce the speed of vehicles along this busy road.”
John Campion, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia, added:
“I would like to thank Rachel Maclean MP for holding this important meeting. It was a great opportunity to talk to Rachel and local councillors to hear the concerns of residents in Astwood Bank.
“As the voice of the public in policing, I am committed to delivering on local priorities. As part of that commitment, I will ensure West Mercia Police has the latest technology and the resources it needs to tackle inappropriate driver behaviour and speeding along Evesham Road.
“I will continue to work closely with Rachel and Worcestershire County Council to ensure your local police force is playing its part to improve road safety in Redditch.”