Reported by Ray Scott at 09:06, Tue 8 June 2010
Sent to Brighton and Hove City Council 3 minutes later
Motorcycles are often idden up and down this pedestrian passageway. It used to have a barrier; was this removed legally to allow vehicles? The motorcycles (noisy and probably unlicenced) then race up and down the 'village' green, and the signs stating 'No Vehicles or Horses' is ignored, as are these signs on other green areas (eg.The Crescent). Have the Wardens been disbanded, or are they powerless?
One other issue: visitors and tradesmen's vehicles looking for our addresses in Hillside are confused by the sign visible from 'The Bevendean' pub approach. This reads s 'Wivelscombe Way' and needs a further sign indicating 'Hillside'for the lower part. The new 'Hillside' board on the Lewes Road ed of Hillside has encouraged traffic to use this approach to Hillside, oly to leave them baffled by the 'Wivelscombe Way' sign at the Bevendean pub junction. Thank you for your attention to these community comments.
No evidence of either problem being addressed.
Posted by Ray Scott at 21:43, Tue 6 July 2010
Still open, via questionnaire, 21:43, Tue 6 July 2010
(1)Motorcycles :Had e-mail responses promising to pass on to appropriate offices, but when police phoned, they asked me to observe and keep records, so that confirms that there are no beat PCs used in this area, and we are now in the 'Big Society' era - otherwise known as DIY!
(2) Signposting: had responses as above, followed by an e-mail agreeing to fix a new sign, which I will look out for and report again when it is erected.
Posted by Ray Scott at 20:08, Mon 9 August 2010
The council erected a sign as requested, so full marks to them for that response.
As mentioned, the motorbike problem was NOT resolved by a police phone call asking me to keep records and inform them of any further incidents.
This simply confirms that there are no on-the-beat police in this area. I will raise it again next year as the m/c racing on the green is a regular summer crime.
Posted by Ray Scott at 09:27, Tue 7 September 2010
Still open, via questionnaire, 09:27, Tue 7 September 2010
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