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Police pledge to continue road safety campaign in Wirksworth and Middleton

Posted on 9th April 2013

Officers from Wirksworth and Middleton Safer Neighbourhood Team will continue to focus on road safety issues for the next three months.

The neighbourhood policing priority was originally set at the team’s governance meeting in January.

About 20 members of the public attended the most recent meeting, on Wednesday, April 3, and received an update on how the focus was going.

PC Doug Eyre and PCSO Sue Lester told the meeting about a range of speed checks and similar operations they have taken part in over the past three months.

They then agreed to continue working to make the area’s roads safer with education and enforcement events.

PC Eyre said: “We’re going to carry on working to make the roads around our community safer through a wide variety of methods.

“It’s not just about enforcement; it’s about education, too, and we will be out on the roads talking to drivers about what they can do to stay safe and reduce the risk of harm to them, other road users and pedestrians.”

The meeting, held at Wirksworth Town Hall, was also attended by Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles, who spoke to members of the public about his role.

The next Safer Neighbourhood governance meeting will be held at the town hall, in Coldwell Street, on July 10.

They offer local residents a chance to raise concerns with police about issues in their neighbourhood, and to help agree priorities for the officers to focus on for the following three months.

To find out more, call the team on 101.

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