Wybunbury residents raise road safety concerns to Commissioner
Published: 18 July 2022
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, attended the road safety meeting in Wybunbury along with local residents and representatives following concerns of speeding and anti-social behaviour.
The meeting took place at Wybunbury Village Hall with the local PCSO Nick Jarvis, Ward Councillor Janet Clowes, and members of the community all in attendance.
Concerns had been raised surrounding anti-social behaviour and driving taking place in the village. Speeding, HGV’s, poor signage and dangerous parking were all issues mentioned by the attendees.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, said:
“Making Cheshire’s roads safer is a priority of mine and I commit to this in my Police and Crime Plan. Wybunbury has some vulnerable residents, particularly the older members of the community.
“There is also a primary school located in the village and children can be particularly at risk from dangerous road use. Having regular meetings like these which bring together people from across the community- residents, councillors and local policing teams are the key to improving our county. It is important to me that the relationships are formed and that residents feel heard.”
Wybunbury will also be affected by the new HS2 developments in the next two years, which is adding to the concern of those who live in the village.
Wybunbury Ward Councillor, Janet Clowes said:
“This was a great opportunity for the Police and Crime Commissioner to meet with local residents and borough council representatives to hear about the issues that Wybunbury is currently facing.
“I would like to thank the Commissioner for attending the meeting and believe that we concluded a number of positive actions to ensure these issues progress closer to a final solution. I share the Commissioner’s priority of making Cheshire’s roads safer and I am committed to protecting Wybunbury’s residents from the road safety issues we are seeing.”
John Dwyer added:
“The meeting was very productive and each team has come away with areas to focus on which could make a real difference to Wybunbury. We also discussed the average speed camera pilot scheme that I am working on, alongside Parish Councils. This is something we can learn from and introduce the positives outcomes across the county.”