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Report on Police Priority Setting Public Meeting, 21st May

10 residents, three Parish Councillors, two Police representatives (Sergeant Horton and PC Darren Marshall) and Steve Merry Suffolk County Council Highways department attended the Safer Neighbourhoods Team Priority Setting Meeting on Tuesday 21 May 2013 in Cockfield Village Hall. The meeting was chaired by County Councillor Jenny Antill in her capacity as a Babergh District Councillor.

The Police said they had been focusing on catalytic convertor thefts and had been offering free public marking sessions which will continue.

Residents and Parish Councillors expressed their concerns about speeding issues in the village, Howe Lane, Windsor Green, Felsham Road, Cross Green and Chapel Road. Steve Merry took notes on residents concerns and suggestions on improvements.

He also had data from the speed indicators, which had been positioned around the village over the last few months. He interpreted the data and said Windsor Green was flagged as a problem area. Residents felt these devices had not been positioned in the ‘worse’ areas and he agreed for new speed registering equipment to be located in these areas to further ascertain the position before further action could be considered.

The police agreed to work with residents in Windsor Green on speeding matters and possibly with the school on a public awareness exercise.

The one priority set was speeding issues in Cockfield and regular speed checks will be happening over the next few weeks.

The next meeting is on 16 July 2013 at the Parish Rooms, Little Waldingfield

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