THE ongoing speeding problem faced by Bainton and other rural villages has been raised with Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire, Darryl Preston. Mr Preston, who accompanied MP Shailesh Vara to a meeting of residents, promised to take their concerns to the leadership of Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
Despite the installation of AutoSpeedwatch by the parish council, managed by volunteers, it seems drivers are still travelling above the speed limit. Spokesman Andrew Totten said: "We had a constructive meeting with Mr Preston and very much hope we can find ways of working more closely with the police to deter speeding motorists."
Shailesh arranged the visit following an earlier meeting in May. He told us: "It was made clear the issue is not one of punishing motorists but rather of educating them to change their behaviour, to drive in a more responsible and considerate manner through Bainton and neighbouring rural villages."
Photo: Pictured with Shailesh Vara MP are Andrew Totten, Darryl Preston (Police and Crime Commissioner), Clive Haylett, Rob McNeish, Susie Lucas (chairman Bainton Parish Council), PC Nick Southern and Irene Walsh.