Camrose Avenue, Harrow: Speeding & Safety - 'Community Road Watch' (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3724
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Local residents and Ward Councillors have raised their serious concerns about speeding traffic (in excess of 50mph). Local concerns also include speeding of double decker buses in the morning. To prevent speeding and make Camrose Avenue safe for local residents and pupils/parents of the local primary school, can Met Police (local SNT), who have responsibility to enforce speed limits on public highway, tell me whether they have carried out any speed limit checks on this road? If not, I would suggest that Community Road Watch initiative is implemented as a matter of priority to implement speed limit enforcement in this area. Please let me know how soon this can be done.

Answer

Answer for Camrose Avenue, Harrow: Speeding & Safety - 'Community Road Watch' (2)

Answer for Camrose Avenue, Harrow: Speeding & Safety - 'Community Road Watch' (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS local Safer Neighbourhood Team are aware of the community's concerns regarding speed of drivers on this road. To tackle this they routinely conduct speed checks on this road.

However, this is only a short-term deterrent whilst the officers are there. The Safer Neighbourhood Team have plans for further days of action on Camrose Avenue.

The road currently has a width restriction, which does work in slowing traffic down and the MPS will be speaking with Highways department at Harrow Council regarding the possibility and need for further traffic calming measures.

In relation to the Community Road Watch initiative, this is currently being actively looked into with a view to implement in the near future.