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You said, we did...

You Said...SPEEDING / ROAD REASSURANCE -  

Residents across the Morpeth sector have raised their concern via web returns, letter, through their Parish Councils, Northumberland County Council Community Safety and at engagements days in relation to motorist's travelling at excess speed on the roads through their towns, villages and hamlets.  

        

We Did...

During March 2015 Neighbourhood Officers and Community Speed Watch Volunteers visited 10 sites across the Morpeth sector where residents have raised concerns in relation to motorist's travelling in excess of 30 mph on the roads through their towns, villages and hamlets.

Locations where vehicles have been checked are A196 Morpeth Road, Pegswood, Ulgham, Longhirst, Hebron, Tranwell, Fulbeck, Glororum, Hepscott, Red Row/ Broomhill.

In total 1615 vehicles were checked on over 16 occasions and only 25 warning were issued, that's 1.54% of the total checked.     

On 04th March 2015 Morpeth Neighbourhood Team worked in partnership with HM Customs and Excise on Operation Gatsby.
The team visited 3 locations across the Morpeth Sector  where vehicles were stopped and checked for Crime, Road Traffic and Excise related offences, all vehicles had their fuel tanks dipped for red diesel.
Over 25 vehicles were stopped that morning with no offences disclosed.