Hayes & Coney Hall Ward Councillors

Following a request from Councillor Thomas Turrell, in early October, the Hayes and Coney Hall Safer Neighbourhood Police Team conducted a traffic operation on Tiepigs Lane to try to catch speeding drivers. 

Councillor Turrell attended the operation where several drivers were stopped for a range of traffic offences.

Residents in the area have also raised concerns with both Councillor Alexa Michael and Councillor Turrell about weekend parking on the road. This has been raised with Highway Officers who are investigating and bringing forward proposals, which residents will be consulted on, shortly.

Traffic operations with the Safer Neighbourhood Team are a useful tool in keeping roads safe. However, they are not always feasible as the Police need to have sufficient space to pull vehicles over safely. Additionally, only trained officers can use the equipment.

Councillors Michael and Turrell have joined local Member of Parliament, Bob Stewart, in raising the lack of equipment and training with the Mayor’s Office for Police and Crime, who have promised to look into delivering the extra resource.

Councillor Turrell said:

“I am grateful to the Police team for the prompt way in which they set this operation up following my request. Keeping our roads safe and tackling speeding is a top concern of local residents. That’s why I am pleased we have recently secured new Vehicle Activated Signs for speeding hot spots in the area. We will continue to work with the Police to run similar operations where we know there is an issue. However, the Police need to have the training and resources to do this and we will continue to put the pressure on the Mayor of London to deliver this.”