Speeding and parking set as top priorities

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DISGRUNTLED Portishead residents are calling for action to be taken to improve safety on the street where they live.

People who live in Roath Road turned out in force to the January PACT (Partners and Communities Together) meeting, calling for the police to tackle inconsiderate driving and parking.

The one-way road, off High Street, is extremely narrow and residents say inconsiderate drivers often mount the pavement at speed, forcing pedestrians to take refuge in driveways or gardens to avoid being hit.

Vehicles driving too fast for a heavily congested residential street, driving down the road in the wrong direction and parking dangerously on the corners are just some of the concerns raised by residents.

As a result, clamping down on illegal parking and speeding in Roath Road have been made a PACT priority for the coming weeks and Portishead police will be stepping-up patrols in the area.


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The PACT priorities set at the November meeting received positive feedback.

Following a crack-down on antisocial behaviour and graffiti at the top of Avon Way, no further incidents have been reported and increased evening patrols on roads around the High Street saw a fall in reported cases of antisocial behaviour in the area.

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PACT meetings give residents the chance to influence what happens in their neighbourhood.

Through the meetings local issues raised by residents are taken to a partnership panel where courses of action are agreed. Meetings take place every two months on the fourth Thursday at 7pm in the Eve Wigan Room at the Folk Hall in High Street. To find out more visit www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/Local Pages and input your postcode

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