Police chief tackled over King’s Lynn lorry concerns

Simon Bailey, nominated Chief Constable for Norfolk ENGANL00120130920161437
Simon Bailey, nominated Chief Constable for Norfolk ENGANL00120130920161437

Talks will be held to address traffic concerns in an area of Lynn after residents raised the issue with Norfolk’s most senior police officer yesterday.

People living in the Vancouver Avenue, Tennyson Road and Tennyson Avenue areas are unhappy with what they perceive as a lack of action to tackle speeding and stop large lorries using the roads.

A group of around 20 residents raised the issue with Norfolk Police chief constable Simon Bailey at Lynn’s town hall yesterday.

Mr Bailey said: “I’ll be raising this with Supt Dennis Lacey for him to arrange a meeting with partners to address local concerns.”

Although a weight restriction is in place at the Gaywood end of the roads, there is no similar rule in place on Vancouver Avenue itself.

Police had also indicated to the Lynn News that they had not received any complaints about the issues.

Although a new 7.5 tonne weight limit is set to be introduced on Loke Road to stop lorry drivers using the roads as a shortcut, county councillor Alexandra Kemp, speaking on behalf of residents, called for the limit to be enforced along the whole stretch.

She said a number of residents had had homes and property damaged in collisions.

And she also proposed the introduction of a 20mph speed limit and cameras to tackle speeding.

Miss Kemp said: “I think we have got to go much further this time. It has been getting worse for 40 years.”