Local policing priorities for Ledbury Southside

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Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities in this neighbourhood.

Priority

Youth related Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) in Ledbury town.

 

 

 

 

Issued 10 April, 2017

Action taken

Results will be published on social media, fed back to the town council and reported back to residents at the next PACT meeting (Date TBC).

Actioned 31 July, 2017

Priority

Youth related Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) in Ledbury town.

Issued 12 December, 2016

Action taken

Since the previous PACT meeting SNT officers focused their attention on large groups of youths responsible for ASB in the town. Individuals within the groups were targeted causing them to fragment. A majority of youths did not go down the criminal route but the two main troublemakers have since appeared in court for numerous offences. ASB has gone right down but it's still a priority due to the lighter nights. 

Priority

Residents have voiced their concerns about speeding on various roads in Ledbury including The Southend, Lower Road and the by-pass.

There are also concerns of speeding in some of the villages surrounding Ledbury including Colwall and Cradley.

 

Issued 15 August, 2016

Action taken

In relation to speeding on Bye St/Bridge St (Raised by Mr Williams)

A traffic survey was carried out by the Safer Roads Partnership (SRP) with the following reply from Ian Connolly (Traffic Management Advisor) - The data has come back showing quite low speeds. 85th percentile speed (the speed at which 85% of traffic is travelling at or below) is 28.7mph. We would consider enforcement if this figure was 35mph or above.

In relation to speeding on The Southend (Raised by Mr Duncan)

A second traffic survey was carried out by SRP with the following reply from Ian Connolly - The speeds came back below the threshold for Safer Roads Partnership to carry out enforcement so we have no plans to enforce here. We work to the 85th percentile figure which is the "industry standard" measure and is the speed at which 85% of traffic is travelling at or below. The figure we have for the Southend is 34.7mph and the point at which we look to enforce is 35mph in a 30 limit. We took data during the summer holidays so the roads would have been a bit quieter as there's less school traffic. This tends to lead to higher speeds as things move slower when there is more traffic so I'd say this data shows that there is not a significant speed issue here.

Both Mr Willaims and Mr Duncan have been updated via a personal visit.

In addition to the traffic surveys local officers have carried out speed Checks on The Southend just past John Masefield High School using a hand held laser gun. During one half hour session on a mid-week morning 80 cars travelled on The Homend with 33 recorded at 31mph, 3 at 34mph, 1 at 36 mph and 1 at 40mph. The local motorist travelling at 10mph over the speed limit was given a ticket and words of advice. PCSO's have now been trained to user laser guns for measuring speeds and we will have more results at the next PACT meeting as this is an ongoing operation.

Motorcyclists speeding on the Ledbury by-pass was also brought up at the PACT meeting and this has been tasked to West Mercia traffic officers (Based at Hereford) to follow up.

In 2014/15 our main PACT priority was 'boy racers' and we had a lot of success with several motorists advised, several given section 59 warnings and a handful having their vehicles seized. Since the beginning of 2016 we have only received one report of boy racers in Ledbury town. This was on the 13th August and three motorists caught doing 'doughnuts' at a car park on the Lower Rd Industrial estate were given strong words of advice and police powers were explained fully. No further reports.

Following reports from members of the public several drink/drug drivers have been apprehended, a number of vehicles seized for no tax/insurance and we welcome calls on 101 or anonymously via crime stoppers.

Further........

On Saturday 29th October at 10.30am officers used a hand held speed gun to record speeds on the Hereford Rd. The officers stood near to Ballard Close and noted the speed of vehicles coming towards then from the train station direction -

40 vehicles passed within 20 minutes with the highest speed being 41mph and the lowest 22mph. The average was 28.5mph (Within the 30mph limit)

On Monday 31st October at 2.35pm officers used a hand held speed gun to record speeds on the Gloucester Rd. The officers stood almost opposite Biddulph Way and noted the speed of vehicles coming towards them from the town centre -

80 vehicles passed within 30 minutes with the highest speed being 38mph and the lowest 23mph. The average was 28.7mph (Within the 30mph limit)

 

Actioned 31 October, 2016