Oct 28 2009 By Polly Manser
A CRACKDOWN on speeding and illegal parking will happen in Beaconsfield next week in a joint venture between Police and the town's Neighbourhood Action Group.
The team, including new neighbourhood sergeant Caroline Tailor, will be using a speed indication device in Gregories Road, Burkes Road, Wattleton Road and Station Road, and will be issuing first warning letters and then penalty tickets to motorists parked illegally in Warwick Road, Station Road and Gregories Road.
Residents with concerns about these or any other issues are encouraged to raise these with the Beaconsfield neighbourhood team at a beat surgery on Thursday next week (5th) between 11am and 3pm at the library in Reynolds Road.
The other main issue concerning residents is anti social behaviour which is being tackled by police on a day to day basis. The Neighbourhood Action Group, made up of volunteer residents, is currently working to get graffiti removed across the town.
PCSO Vijay Desai, who has organised the week, said that most reports of anti social behaviour involved teenagers allegedly swearing, drinking and creating a nuisance in Waller Road, Beaconsfield and Cherry Tree Road in Holtspur.
Residents have been given log books in which to record anti-social behaviour, but that the best way to tackle it is for police to engage with the young people concerned and that police "want to work with them, not against them."
PCSO Desai said: "We want the people of Beaconsfield to know that we are there for them if they have any concerns or issues. We also want to educate them about the issues so that they don't become victims of crime.
"They can ring us 24 hours per day on the general number and we'll be sent an email which we'll respond to. The neighbourhood team is on duty every day between 8am and 10pm."
Beaconsfield Police Station is open Monday to Friday noon to 2pm.
Next week's speeding and parking blitz has been organised at the request of the Home Office for Not in My Neighbourhood week which is happening nationwide. However Beaconsfield Police and the NAG organise regular enforcement throughout the year.