Police to look at speed on Bleary road after concern

Chief Inspector Paul Reid.
Chief Inspector Paul Reid.

Speed cameras are to be used on the Plantation Road, after concerns were raised at a policing meeting.

Councillor Margaret Tinsley said she was horrified at the speed and risk-taking, including reckless overtaking, she saw as she canvassed in the Bleary area.

She said, “I couldn’t believe it. I witnessed the problems for several hours during the afternoon and it was at its worst during the teatime hours.

“However several residents informed me the problems are worse at very late weekend hours around midnight.”

Councillor Tinsley, a member of Craigavon’s Policing and Community Safety Partnership (CPSP), raised the matter at a meeting with Chief Inspector Paul Reid.

She said, “He informed me he was not aware there was a problem, and had no reports of accidents or incidents.

“During this discussion another member informed him of an accident which had taken place the previous weekend which had the potential to have been very serious.”

The DUP councillor said Chief Inspector Reid had arranged to have officers carry out speed awareness deployments in the area and she will also be passing on details of problem days and/or times.”