Warndon councillor calls for action on 'nuisance motorists' and 'opportunist thieves' in letter to PCC - The Worcester Observer

Warndon councillor calls for action on 'nuisance motorists' and 'opportunist thieves' in letter to PCC

Worcester Editorial 28th Aug, 2023 Updated: 4th Sep, 2023   0

A WARNDON councillor is calling upon the regions police and crime commissioner to use their authority to stamp out nuisance motorists and opportunist thieves in the area.

In a letter to PCC John Campion, Worcester City Councillor for Warndon Parish North Sarah Murray raised concerns from residents that reports to the police are falling on deaf ears.

The letter explains how many Warndon residents feel their concerns about drivers and motorcyclists using their streets as a ‘racetrack’ and the constant problem of opportunist thieves trying car doors to steal valuables are not being addressed by local police.

Coun Murray’s letter says ‘there seems to be a disconnect between residents who say they always report, and the police who say they don’t receive reports.’

The letter calls for immediate action to move the mobile speed camera often used on Woodgreen Drive to other roads more affected by the speeding concerns such as Nunnery Way, Plantation Drive, Hastings Drive and Berkeley Way.

Coun Murray also suggests installing a speed camera on the dual carriageway by Worcester Wood and calls for a police presence in the KFC car park as this ‘appears to be the meeting point’ for ‘nuisance’ drivers.

In her letter, Coun Murray said: “The same faces keep appearing on doorbell video footage, checking car doors and when they get lucky, rifling through people’s cars looking for items to steal.

“My fear is that unless the speeding is curbed, there will be a major accident with a risk to not only their lives, but to innocent people.

“Residents in Warndon Villages are fed up with what they perceive to be inaction by the local police.

“I am calling on you to put a stop to this nuisance behaviour.

“Residents are demanding action. Please use your authority and bring some peace back to our lovely neighbourhood.”

The Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion, said: “With police officer numbers at record levels in West Mercia, the benefits are impacting communities such as Warndon parish.

“Not only are levels of crime being reduced but residents will have the confidence their police are ever more visible in the heart of the community.”

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