Exmouth police ask community to held tackle Withycombe lorry problem

NEIGHBOURHOOD police have received concerns over the number of heavy goods vehicles using Featherbed Lane which exceed the 7.5 tonnes limit.

NEIGHBOURHOOD police have received concerns over the number of heavy goods vehicles using Featherbed Lane which exceed the 7.5 tonnes limit.

Officers are to liaise with the council in a bid to introduce a weight limit of 3.5 tonnes to the road.

The police plan to meet with the county council highways department to discuss residents' fears.

Officers also plan to set up a weight enforcement operation in Featherbed Lane.


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And residents are being asked to become the ears and eyes of the police and shop any vehicles seen breaking the law.

PSCO Stuart Penny said: "The Halsdon Residents Group has been looking at this issue and will be contacting the local authority and highways regarding better signage.

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"The group has conducted a door-to-door survey via a letter drop. This showed that heavy goods vehicles were ignoring the weight restriction here and remained the main issue for residents living there.

"Residents have been asked to provide vehicle registration numbers to Halsdon Residents Group, the police will then contact the owners of these vehicles and point out the offences being committed.

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