Speeding blitz brings silent nights for Warndon residents - The Worcester Observer

Speeding blitz brings silent nights for Warndon residents

Worcester Editorial 2nd Dec, 2023   0

A WARNDON City Councillor has paid tribute to the work of Guildhall chiefs after a reduction in late night disturbances from boy racers.

Liberal Democrat Coun Sarah Murray has welcomed the ‘silent nights’ and calm which has returned to a swathe of Warndon Parish North after the ‘late night racers’ moved elsewhere.

Fewer complaints have been made to Coun Murray since Worcester City Council officers agreed to contact the Home Office and West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion.

“Since the City Council agreed to take some action on this, prompted by my motion at the September meeting, we have seen an increased police presence and I have heard barely any complaints about speeding cars,” said a delighted Coun Murray.

The action is one of the first successes since Coun Murray took the seat from the Conservatives at May’s elections which saw the Tories lose every seat previously held.

And a buoyant Coun Murray has also claimed the increased action on boy racers has resulted in a reduction in late night thefts from cars, something she believes is down to the increased police presence.

“A response to the City Council from the Home Office confirmed it is the responsibility of the Police and Crime Commissioner to ensure our policing needs are being met,” she said.

“It feels as though we have turned a corner since taking this positive action and I am happy to have taken the lead on this.

“As a result, residents of Warndon Villages are having better sleep at night,” Coun Murray added.


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