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Watton to tackle speeding

PUBLISHED: 10:04 05 March 2010 | UPDATED: 11:39 08 July 2010

SPEEDING and anti-social behaviour are to be tackled in Watton after local residents voiced their concerns.

SPEEDING and anti-social behaviour are to be tackled in Watton after local residents voiced their concerns.

At a meeting on Tuesday, February 23 Watton Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), along with other organisations, agreed to focus on trying to reduce anti-social behaviour in the town centre, enforcing the 30mph speed limit on the A1075 Dereham Road and Thetford Road in Watton, reducing the anti-social use of motorcycles and educating young drivers about road safety.

Previously the team had been working to reduce anti-social behaviour and crime on Blenheim Grange estate, Carbrooke, and after residents highlighted concerns about people parking their cars inconsiderately housing associations in the area have written to tenants advising them about how to park cars safely and considerately.

Problems with people causing damage to the war memorial at the entrance to Blenheim Grange and leaving litter nearby have been addressed by regular police patrols.

Police have also liaised with the highways department to review parking arrangements at the Lovell Gardens estate in Watton to help stop inconsiderate parking. A number of youngsters on the estate and their parents have been visited by police to help combat anti-social behaviour.

A Wayland Young Riders Club is also going to be set up to encourage safe riding on rural roads and help stop the anti-social use of motorbikes.

t People can talk to police in Watton SNT at Cops and Coffee every Wednesday between 11.30am and 1pm at The Surge, in Watton, and also at the SNT's Bill Barrow stand on the High Street during the town's farmer's market between 9am and midday on Saturday, March 6.

To contact Watton SNT call 0845 456 4567 or e-mail sntwatton@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

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