Labour City Councillors for East Chesterton have joined with the city’s Transport Exec, Cllr Nicky Massey, in calling for tougher action in response to safety concerns over dangerous driving along Fen Road and have today met with police and the County Council’s highways department to discuss the issue.
Cllr Gerri Bird, who has represented the area since 2011 and dealt with scores of resident complaints about the area, explained why councillors are calling for something to be done;
“Fen Road has been dangerous for such a long time, and nothing has really been done to address the issues long term. Finally, with involvement and support from the police things are hopefully moving in the right direction.
“We’re asking residents to make sure they report antisocial driving on Fen Road to the police by calling 101 (or 999 if it’s an emergency), and then email ward councillors with the details. Councillors will put all the reports together and send them to the Antisocial Behaviour team at Cambridge City Council, as well as the County Council Highways department. If we all work together, we can solve an issue that’s been making life miserable for local residents for far too long.”
Cllr Nicky Massey, Labour’s Executive Councillor for Transport and Community Safety and also local candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner, welcomed the progress;
“Partnership working with our communities will be key to solving some of the long-term antisocial behaviour issues in different parts of Cambridge. I am so pleased that our intervention seems to have finally got the ball rolling and that, with our support, residents are finally being heard.”