Hopton's speeding drivers rapped
ALMOST 20 drivers recorded speeding in Hopton and Belton have been sent warning letters by police. Following concerns from members of the public, speed checks have been carried out in both villages over the past three months.
ALMOST 20 drivers recorded speeding in Hopton and Belton have been sent warning letters by police.
Following concerns from members of the public, speed checks have been carried out in both villages over the past three months.
Speeding and parking issues in both villages has been a priority for the Southern Villages Safer Neighbourhood Team for the last three months, along with anti-social behaviour in parts of Burgh Castle.
At the neighbourhood policing team's latest priority setting meeting, members of the KIN panel (Key Individual Network) were updated on the results of those priorities.
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As a result of the speed checks, 18 drivers have received warning letters about their speed while five drivers received fixed penalty notices.
Checks were carried out in Coast Road and Station Road, in Hopton, and New Road, and Beccles Road, in Belton.
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Panel members were pleased with the work that had been carried out on both of the priorities, in particular they felt speeding and parking issues had greatly improved as a result of the high-visibility patrols.
The meeting, held at Hopton Village Hall on September 7, also heard that patrols had been increased around the Fishermans Arms and the Marina in Burgh Castle in order to address concerns about anti-social behaviour.
Panel members decided the priority should be taken forward and for the patrol area to include the village hall, which recently had a couple of windows broken.
It was also felt that the neighbourhood policing team should continue with parking and speeding in the villages as priorities.
The three priorities set at the meeting which the team will focus on over the next three months are: Speeding and parking in Hopton, speeding and parking in Belton, anti-social behaviour in the Church Farm, Fishermans Arms and village hall area of Burgh Castle
The next priority setting meeting will be held on December 7, at 7.30pm at Burgh Castle Village Hall.
To contact the Southern Villages Safer Neighbourhood Team call 0845 456 4567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.