Jan 11 2012 by Johnathon Menzies, Stirling Observer Wednesday
POLICE have pledged to continue an ongoing crackdown on traffic problems in Bridge of Allan and the surrounding area.
PC Emma Roxburgh said that speeding, particularly along Cornton Road, and indiscriminate parking have featured high on the priority list between October and December.
The issues were identified as part of the Policing and Communities Together (PACT) scheme, following regular discussions with the local community council.
PC Roxburgh revealed that during the three-month period there had been seven conditional offers of fixed-penalty notices issued to speeding motorists on Cornton Road and 40 warnings, but no complaints made by members of the public.
Specialist officers from Central Scotland Police’s roads unit were also involved in the work, as were traffic wardens.
PC Roxburgh said: “It is clear that there are still significant numbers of people not adhering to the speed restrictions in this area and I will be continuing to carry out enforcement in this throughout the coming weeks.”
Enforcing parking restrictions on Henderson Street also came under the spotlight at the tail end of 2011.
PC Roxburgh said 27 fixed-penalty notices were handed out during the same three-month period as speeding was under the microscope.
She added: “A welcome sight to the local community was the regular presence of the community traffic warden on Henderson Street and, unfortunately, he was kept busy.
“This is another issue which is unlikely to go away for too long. I will be looking to ensure we have regular visits from traffic wardens to enforce the parking restrictions in the area.”
Elsewhere in Bridge of Allan, a proactive approach from the local constabulary was cited as the reason for the force receiving one call in relation to anti-social behaviour in Haws Park between October and December.
PC Roxburgh added: “I, along with my colleagues in the community team, carried out various high-visibility patrols in the area. During this reporting period [October to December] those who were committing anti-social behaviour in this area appear to have ceased.
“We will continue to monitor the area in order to allow a quick response should it appear that such inappropriate behaviour is on the increase again.”
Central Scotland Police can be reached on 01786 456000.