Bike And Parking Concerns At Woodrow And Greenlands PACT
Bikes ridden on footpaths, overgrown vegetation and illegally parked cars were the main focuses of a PACT (Partners and Communities Together) meeting in Redditch.
Woodrow and Greenlands PACT took place on Thursday, 9 August, at Auxerre House, and was well attended.
Residents raised concerns about bikes being ridden on footpaths and small motorcycles being ridden illegally along Woodrow Drive, Salford Close and Grafton Close, overgrown shrubbery alongside the footpath in Studley Road and cars parking illegally along Woodrow South and Woodrow Drive.
Local Policing Officer PC Nigel Bennett, who was at the meeting said: "We have received several reports of motorbikes being ridden on footpaths and are currently investigating them.
"Riding motorbikes on the path is very dangerous and could lead to pedestrians being injured. We take these reports very seriously and anyone caught will be dealt with appropriately.
"Anyone caught parking in the area of the Clearway signs in Woodrow should expect to receive a parking ticket. The signs are there for a reason and we shall continue to enforce them.
"I shall be liaising with staff from Redditch Borough Council regarding the overgrown shrubbery along Studley Road as residents said this was causing problems for pedestrians, particularly after dark.
"We would remind residents that one of the main parts of PACT is the ‘Partners' which includes the local community. It is input from local residents that helps us to address the issues that are raised at PACT and we would urge them to get involved."
The Local Policing Team can be contacted on 0300 333 3000 ext 3859 or by emailing [email protected].
The next meeting for Woodrow and Greenlands takes place on Thursday, 13 September at 7pm at Auxerre House, Auxerre Avenue, and anyone living or working locally is welcome to attend the meeting.
Issued: Wednesday, 15 August 2012