January 16, 2009
set their priorities for the Burnham-On-Sea area
vehicles in Brean and Berrow are among the problems that local
police will be focusing on during the coming months, it was decided
list of the priorities that police will be tackling was drawn
up during the 'Partners and Communities Together' (PACT) meeting
held at Burnham's Princess Hall on Wednesday night (January 14th).
from the villages surrounding Burnham-On-Sea got the chance to
air their views about the issues police should be tackling.
being a cold, wet January evening, the meeting was well attended
by the public, members of local neighbourhood watch schemes, plus
clerks and local councillors.
priorities during the first quarter of 2009
issues, particularly Barton Road through to Berrow Road
Speeding issues, particularly Warren Road to Coast Road, and
signage issues in the Knoll Park area
Speeding issues along Brent Street and Burton Row
Speeding issues along the A38 and Queens Drive and signage
issues in the Edithmead area, near the speedway
Speeding through the centre of the village and at Watchfield
corner, together with parking issues at Walrow, and in the
New road area and issues regarding the enforcement of the
weight restriction along the road
Ongoing issues regarding parking at the school and a request
to look at reducing the speed limit on the A370 at Copse Corner
Speeding along Manor Road and parking issues at the School
Speeding and parking issues
Nick Greenhalgh explained the process of the PACTs for the coastal
area, adding that there are now three PACTs in our area - one
for Burnham, one for Highbridge and one for the rural parishes.
The police beat team reported on the issues that had been raised
at the previous PACT meeting and what actions and results had
been forthcoming, included targeting speeding vehicles where a
number of penalty notices had been issued.
Bob Filmer reported that county councillor Alan Ham had used some
of his Council Community Budget to pay for flashing speed warning
signs throughout the Brent Division parishes, which will be transferred
between villages on a regular basis.
an update was given on the creation of a No Cold Calling scheme
in East Brent.
next coastal parish PACT meeting will be held on April 1st.
PACT meeting will be held at 7pm this coming Thursday (January
22nd) in The Old Courthouse, Jaycroft Road.
next meeting for Highbridge will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 19th
February at Highbridge Community Centre at Pearce Drive.
photo shows Chairman Bob Filmer with Sandy Padgett, Inspector
Nick Greenhalgh and Constable Alan Alsford at this week's meeting