Archive for August 2020

A10 average speed camera update (Southbury Road junction – M25) brief.

There have been quite a few questions about the cameras, I have done to extra research and received a briefing. So here is a bit more detail.

(1) Securing the cameras. The community social media campaign was credited with being instrumental in getting the cameras.

(2) Fines. All the money is sent to split between the public services. The NHS is number 1 receiving 22%. So a £100 fine £22 goes to the NHS.

(3) Enforcement. Up to 53mph notice of £100 fine + offer of speed awareness course (if eligible). 53mph – 66mph notice of £100 + 3pts. Over 66mph straight court.

(4) Enforcement. Any false plates flag on the system.

(5) Camera deployment. There are five sets of linked cameras. So it is possible for people to pick up multiple fines during driving in one session.

(6) Guidelines. The cameras are set-up in line with the ACPO guidelines.

I hope that this brief is helpful and provides a bit more clarity on the operation and background to the cameras.

Bush Hill Park Ward – Your issues July

It has been another busy month of casework and taking up your issues across ten different areas.

Joint number one issues this month are bins/fly-tipping and road safety.

As reported previously the issues of bins and fly-tipping has been an ongoing concern that has noticeably become worse in the last few months. Sadly Enfield Council still refuse to listen to residents calls to return to weekly bin collections.

Their has been a significant increase in road safety casework, especially in Halstead Road, Firs Lane, Firs Park Avenue and Bury Street West. We will continue to call on the Council for action.

The third issue this month is crime, which is mainly regarding theft of and theft from motor vehicles. I have been working closely with the local Police and CAPE on this issue.

I have now added the proposed Edmonton Incinerator as a casework area, given the steady contact on the issue from residents.

If you ever have a local concern, please feel welcome to make contact.

New A10 average speed camera campaign launched

The community of Edmonton and Enfield has had to endure the noise and pollution due to drivers speeding on the A10 – many using the road as a race track.

So I am launching a new petition for action;

We have seen some of the highest speeding offences across the Country on this road.

As part of our previous campaign TfL installed average speed cameras from Southbury Road junction to the M25. In just four months 21,000 speeding offences have been enforced.

Pictured right; The aftermath of a car losing control on the A10 and smashing into the front of three homes.

However, we now need delivery on the other half of the Enfield Borough A10 corridor as we have been calling for. Only coverage on the whole of the corridor will curb the speeding issues.

The current average speed cameras almost entirely miss out the Edmonton stretch of the road.

As part of Operation Vision Zero, the Traffic Police have done an incredible job to make this road safer. In addition the Police cannot be expected to patrol the road 24 hours a day.

The purpose of this petition is to underline how important this issue is to Enfield Borough residents and that we must see action from TfL and the Mayor of London.