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PERSISTENT PROBLEM: Resident continues fight for solution to speeding drivers in Pinner

 Published on: 21st October 2023   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

A local resident who has been fighting for months to make changes to an allegedly dangerous road in Pinner is still playing the long game with councillors and Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT) in the hope of making changes.

Les Conway has been in contact with several councillors, police officers and MPs, urging for changes to be implemented in Whittington Way. He claims there is an “increasing issue of cars and particularly motorbikes speeding and running extremely noisy engines up and down at unsociable hours”.

On Monday, October 2, in correspondence with Pinner South Ward councillor June Baxter, Les said: “The speeding situation has not changed. As an example, we seem to get a persistent, almost daily motorcycle offender between 5.30pm and 6pm. And a vehicle was observed last week overtaking an ambulance on an emergency call, on the brow of the hill.”

Les launched a petition in July 2022, which now has more than 115 signatures urging for speeding vehicles along Whittington Way to be addressed, whether that be by adding speed cameras, signs or speed humps.

Cllr Baxter has been in regular contact with Les. In October last year, she attended a cabinet meeting on behalf of Les and other residents to request that Harrow Council “take urgent action to address health and safety issues resulting from cars and motorbikes running engines during unsociable hours and consider the installation of speed cameras”.

Earlier this year, Les said: “I have repeatedly made a simple low-cost and simple suggestion, which is unlikely to be procedurally prohibitive or be a problematic issue to introduce; that being erecting signs, where only one exists on one lamppost in Whittington Way.”

As part of a response from Pinner South SNT, Police Community Support Officers with speed guns were sent to Whittington Way on Wednesday, October 4, for a total of nine hours and 25 minutes. An average of 4.75 per cent of drivers were non-compliant or speeding.

The response from the SNT was that an average of 15 per cent of non-compliant vehicles would be needed “to consider enforcing further activity”.

Cllr Baxter and Harrow Council have been contacted for comment.

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1 Comment

  1. Syed Hussain October 22nd, 2023, 10:56 am

    I fully agree with the views expressed that Whittington Way, Pinner has speeding problem n particular from roundabout till Canon Lane Crossing.

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