Swaffham councillors make new anti-speeding plea

Mangate Street, Swaffham, the scene near the Sacred Heart School following an accident on Monday ANL-150403-204040009
Mangate Street, Swaffham, the scene near the Sacred Heart School following an accident on Monday ANL-150403-204040009
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Police in Swaffham have been urged to do more to clamp down on speeding drivers in the town amid growing safety fears.

Although the issue is already a priority for local officers following the latest Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) meeting last month, new complaints are still coming forward.

During last Wednesday’s town council meeting, Sheila Lister warned that the Spinners Lane area of the town was a particular trouble spot.

She said: “I’m sorry but someone is going to get hurt. You must see it and hear it. They’re doing it all the time. It’s now really bad.”

Paul Darby said he had received complaints about speeding around the town’s community hospital.

And Mrs Lister also raised concerns about the area around the Sacred Heart School, where a two-year-old girl was seriously hurt in a collision last month.

The incident happened outside the school’s main entrance in Mangate Street.

And school leaders have previously warned parents not to drop off or collect their children at the front of the school, near the crash site, in a bid to avoid further incidents.