Issues raised at neighbourhood forum

Dog fouling, litter and speeding were the main concerns raised at a neighbourhood forum.

The March Rural Neighbourhood Forum on Tuesday (April 9) allowed residents to speak to representatives of the police, Fenland District Council and parish council.

At the event and for a month prior, PCSOs asked residents of Wimblington, Stonea, Benwick and Doddington to complete a community questionnaire to highlight problems in their area. In total, 92 were completed.

The main concerns highlighted were dog fouling, litter and speeding, which was mentioned by half of respondents.

Areas identified as hotspots for speeding were High Street, Benwick; High Street, Doddington; and March Road and Addison Road, Wimblington.

Areas identified as hotspots for dog fouling and/or littering were High Street, Benwick; High Street and Coneywood Road, Doddington; and Norfolk Street and Blue Lane, Wimblington.

PCSO Sally Mitchell said: “We are grateful to all the people who attended and spoke about issues in their area.

“March Safer Neighbourhood Team will carry out enforcement with support of the Special Constabulary. We are looking for community volunteers to assist with Speedwatch and anyone interested should email their details to March.npt@cambs.pnn.police.uk. Training will be provided.

“Fenland District Council will lead on concerns regarding dog fouling and litter. Anyone experiencing these issues should please contact Fenland District Council direct on 01354-654321.”