Road safety is a concern of residents

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Road safety has topped the list of residents’ concerns in a survey by police.

Officers from Morpeth neighbourhood policing team visited Hadston, Widdrington, Hepscott, Longhorsley, Scots Gap, Wallington and Cambo last month to speak to residents about their crime fears.

The survey showed that while half had no concerns, more than 30 per cent were anxious about road safety and speeding.

Around 16 per cent were concerned about parking, noise, and dog mess, and almost three per cent wanted to see more police patrols in villages.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Sharon Wilmore-Greaves said: “It’s vital that we work together with residents to find out what concerns people the most and make sure we’re tackling those issues.

“As a result of the consultation, road reassurance and speeding will be the main priority for the neighbourhood team this month.

“Further engagement days will take place across the sector to ensure residents feel safe and give them the opportunity to speak with local officers, find out about policing in their area and raise any concerns.

“It’s also a great opportunity for officers to make sure residents have crime prevention advice.”

Anyone with policing concerns can contact police on 101.