Mrs Julia Tufnail
51 Market Road,
Laurence Harper, Chairman
Terry Kendall-Torry, Vice Chair & Planning
Malcolm Ward, also WBC
Barbara Bailey, also WBC
Traffic in Finedon
The Police have had a crackdown on speeding motorists in our area and reported as follows:
Twenty-seven drivers were stopped by Northamptonshire Police in one afternoon after being caught speeding as part of the Force’s on-going campaign to improve road safety across the county.
Led by PC Chris Foster, officers from the Wellingborough Neighbourhood Policing Team with support from members of the Special Constabulary joined forces for the operation.
The checks were carried out over a four-hour period across six locations, resulting in 27 motorists receiving penalty notices for exceeding the 30mph speed limit and one vehicle being confiscated for having no tax.
Thirteen tickets were issued in Irthlingborough Road, Finedon which was the most handed out in one location. However excess speeds varied from 36mph to 48mph, with the highest recorded in Main Road, Wilby.
The remainder of the tickets issued were in Main Road, Wilby (five); London Road, Little Irchester (two), Finedon Road (six) and Sywell Road (one), Wellingborough. No offences were recorded in Isham.
PC Foster of the Wellingborough Rural Neighbourhood team, said: “Speed is often recorded as a contributory factor in road collisions and anything we can do to reduce the likelihood or severity of one occurring is of an obvious benefit to all road users.
Some of the vehicles were recorded driving up to 48mph. About two thirds of all collisions in which someone is either injured or killed occur on roads with a speed limit of 30mph or less.”
Overall the number of people killed and seriously injured (KSI) on the county’s roads was 288 in 2018, of which 31 were fatalities. Improving road safety is a policing priority across the Force, which aims to reduce casualties on our roads.
If there are any issues with Highways please report it via the new system called Fix My Street, including blocked pathways.
As usual, please feel free to contact the Council should you have anything you wish to bring to their attention. Providing it is within the Council’s remit, we will try our best to make Finedon a better place to live.
Looking forward to the summer holidays and good weather!
Clerk, Finedon Town Council