A NEW plan has been put together to tackle speeding in Astwood Bank.

Last month a meeting was organised between Rachel Maclean, Redditch MP, John Campion, police and crime commissioner for West Mercia, deputy police and crime commissioner Marc Bayliss and councillors Brandon Clayton and Craig Warhurst to agree a plan of action to tackle speeding along Evesham Road.

It follows a public meeting the Redditch MP held late last year where residents made it very clear how much of a problem this issue is and the impact it is having on their lives.

It is promised the Police and Crime Commissioner will ensure police officers have the resources and tools they need to improve road safety on Evesham Road and new ‘TruCam’ technology is available to be deployed. 

Rachel Maclean said: “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 said: “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.”