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Village speeders warned

Posted on August 25 2006 at 3:08:39

Partners and Communities Together (PACT), the police-led initiative to reduce the fear of crime, has led to motorists being warned for speeding through Alvechurch.

The third PACT meeting, held in the village in July, confirmed villagers’ stongest concerns as being anti-social behaviour and speeding.

A PSCT spokesman told The Village that plans were now under way to refurbish the troublesome bus shelter in the village centre, adding: “Teenagers’ behaviour continues to be monitored by patrols covering late evenings, in particular on Friday and Saturday nights both in the Square and around the church.”

She added: “Traffic police have been checking on speeding in and out of the village. Several drivers were warned.”

Meanwhile, a new Community Support Officer, Wayne Turley, and a new Special Constable are now “operational” in the village.

They are to provide a presence in the village and to deal with anti-social behaviour as well as day-to-day issues that arise.

There is now also a police surgery at Alvechurch Library every Monday evening from 5-7pm where villagers can go along and talk to either WPC Lucy Thornton or Martyn Turley who are ready to discuss any issues people have and to promote crime prevention.

This will only continue if there is sufficient demand, so do make use of the service.

The next PACT meeting is on Tuesday October 24 at 7pm at Alvechurch Sports and Social Club.

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