Commissioner vows to act against speeding and anti-social behavior following A34 meeting

About 20 local residents joined representatives from Cheshire Police, Cheshire East Council and local elected officials in a public meeting on Thursday 23 September to discuss speeding and anti-social behavior (ASB) issues on the A34 at Wilmslow and Alderley Edge.

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer arranged the meeting following a large amount of correspondence from residents on issues facing the community. He chaired the debates where he and the panel answered questions from residents and discussed potential solutions to long-standing problems.

John Dwyer, Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “I want to thank everyone who attended the evening and shared their views with me and the panel. I would also like to thank those who could not attend the evening but took the time to ask their questions. The exchanges we have had and the feedback we have received will help us to improve the situation of the residents.

“I pledge to follow up on the actions identified during the meeting and to find answers for the residents to all the questions that we failed to resolve overnight. This is clearly a touching subject and something which afflicts the inhabitants on a daily basis. “

Residents were asked to submit questions in advance and the panel discussed a range of issues arising from this, including enforcement actions police have already taken on the road, speed cameras, and speed cameras. noise reduction, and possible modifications to the road design to deter the potential for collisions.

John Dwyer added: “One death or injury on our roads is one death or injury too many and I assure you that this matter is taken seriously. Road collisions can be devastating and I am committed to taking action.

“A number of relevant points were raised and I know I speak for the entire panel when I say we will look at all necessary and feasible solutions to improve this problem for the local community.”

Deputy Police Chief Jenny Sims said: “Cheshire Police remain committed to making our roads even safer. We will continue to conduct law enforcement operations in the area and work with local authorities and communities. to ensure that more durable solutions are found. “

Esther McVey, MP for Tatton, said: “I was delighted to be invited to the meeting by the CPC and it was good to see so many people in the room that I have been in contact with on this topic and many others.

“I also thought that the main concerns were well voiced by the local residents and although most of the issues, it was agreed, were up to Cheshire East or the police, I deleted some points regarding the legislation and will lobby on the ministers concerned. “

Cllr Craig Browne, Deputy Head of Cheshire East Council and Chairman of the Highways and Transport Committee, said: inviting me as a panelist.

“The Cheshire East Council will continue to work with our strategic partners in the Cheshire Road Safety Partnership, including police and other emergency services, to identify appropriate solutions to the issues raised. I look forward to reporting on our progress. common in the future Meet. “

Cheshire Constabulary will provide a summary of the meeting shortly which will include information on the action to be taken and data regarding the number of incidents on the stretch of road, including serious and unfortunately fatal accidents that have taken place over the past few years. years.

Photo: Panel members at the A34 public meeting (left to right) Insp Andy Baker, Insp Steve Griffiths, ACC Jenny Sims, Esther McVey MP, PCC John Dwyer, Cllr Craig Browne and Deputy PCC David McNeilage.

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