Town's speed crackdown

SPEED cameras could be on the cards to crackdown on motorists who are blighting a community.

SPEED cameras could be on the cards to crackdown on motorists who are blighting a community.

Councillors in Leiston will consider the merits of paying towards the cost of a £2,000 speed camera to help police officers catch offenders.

The town council will also weigh up the advantages of match funding a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) who could also crack down on “boy racers” and other speeding drivers.

Neil Reid, the inspector in charge of the Leiston police sector, told a meeting of the town council that speeding was the most regular thing talked and that officers were trying to deal with the issue.

Town and district councillor Andrew Nunn told the meeting he had been out with police while they were using a camera and it had been extremely effective.

However town councillor Colin Ginger questioned the move to put £1,000 towards a camera if it was then used in Saxmundham, Aldeburgh and Framlingham.

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The town council did not take a vote and the issue will be discussed at another meeting.