Local priorities - 'You said, We did'
The following priorities have been identified by the community and the police:
You said: Parking
You said you were concerned about parking
We did We understand that the issue of parking causes a lot of problems. Recently there have been issues with the chevrons down the middle of the carriageways in the Old Town. We have seen an unusual amount of cars parked on them and I, along with the Town Council, have received complaints. My understanding is that chevrons were put in about 2002 to allow lorries to load/unload to stop them parking on the nearside of the road causing obstruction. I think that as there has been building at the back of the Swan this has displaced parking and so there is nowhere else to park and because drivers see parking on the chevrons they assume they can as well. I have asked the Town Council to have a look at the chevrons and consider either taking them out or putting some signage/enforcement. At present we will continue to advise drivers not to park there and hopefully this situation will be sorted out soon. I emailed NSL, the civil parking enforcement company, under the Freedom of Information Act, to see what they have been doing in Beaconsfield. I asked them about the three towns, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross and Denham and the figures that have given me haven’t been broken down but this is what they said. They patrol 7 days a week 08-6pm Monday to Saturday and to 4pm on a Sunday. They have issued 3880 tickets in the last year between the 3 towns. I have seen them out and about in Beaconsfield. If you wish to complain about parking on single/double yellows, parking bays, disabled bays or anything similar, then please call them and complain to them. While people complain to us then NSL will not be aware of the problem areas. Please either call them on 01494 478826 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You said: Speeding
You said you were concerned about speeding in and around the Beaconsfield area
We did We have now set up a Community Speed Watch in the area and have about 5 volunteers. They have been trained by PCSO Dave Wenham and now go out independently to conduct speed enforcement. This is excellent news and coupled with speed enforcement that we also do should make Beaconsfield a slower place.
These are being dealt with by your neighbourhood policing team in partnership with residents and other agencies. Progress will be reported in the Neighbourhood updates.
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Inspector Brendan Murray
Sergeant Lucy Price
PC Andy Thorpe
PCSO Denise Hawkes
PCSO Vijay Desai
PCSO David Wenham
PCSO Gary Tugwell