Horncastle Police hit back over speeding ‘hot spot’ claim

Is the speed of traffic a problem on Boston Road?
Is the speed of traffic a problem on Boston Road?

Horncastle Police have hit back at claims there are major issues with speeding traffic in the town and insisted: “There are no hot-spots.”

The News revealed last week that residents are concerned about vehicles breaking the speed limit on Boston Road.

They described the area outside Banovallum School as “an accident waiting to happen” and say drivers are regular seen using mobile phones.

There have been similar complaints about speeding from residents living in Stanhope Road, Louth Road and Lincoln Road.

However, PCSO Nigel Wass told a meeting of town councillors last week that feedback suggested there was not a major problem.

He said: “We are aware of the reports but there is not issue with speeding in any one particular area. There are no so called ‘hot spots.’

PCSO Wass said officers regularly staged speed checks in the town, including Boston Road and Stanhope Road.

He added: “We do go out with the (speed) gun and again that would indicate there is not a major problem.”

He said the force’s mobile speed camera van also operated in various locations, including Boston Road, and worked alongside the Lincoln Road Safety Partnership.

PCSO Wass added he had held ‘community speed check’ sessions with residents and local schools.

He pointed out the sighting of a reactive mobile speed sign on Stanhope Road had been a success.

The Town Council is buying its own reactive speed sign and councillors were told the Road Safety Partnership has approved 13 locations in the town for it to be sighted.