Bradford's Lorry Watch campaigners help secure 14 prosecutions

This Is Wiltshire: Keith Humphries, Wiltshire Council's cabinet member for public protection Keith Humphries, Wiltshire Council's cabinet member for public protection

Campaigners determined to stop heavy lorries flouting regulations and driving over Bradford on Avon’s historic bridge have helped secure 14 more prosecutions.

Since Lorry Watch was formed in 2012, dedicated volunteers working with Wiltshire Council and the town council have been monitoring vehicles infringing the weight limit on the town bridge.

The latest prosecutions at Swindon Magistrates' Court saw 14 companies and drivers fined more than £10,000.

Keith Humphries, cabinet member for public protection, said: “I want to thank all those involved in Lorry Watch for their commitment day in day out to make this an effective campaign which has made such an impact.

“This is a clear example of a community working together with the council to solve a local problem and the message is getting out there – if you ignore the signs you are going to get caught.”

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5:34pm Mon 1 Sep 14

mighty mac says...

get a life you sad little people
get a life you sad little people mighty mac
  • Score: -21

9:57pm Mon 1 Sep 14

beetawix says...

Isnt that what they are working towards?
Isnt that what they are working towards? beetawix
  • Score: 11

8:02pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Mrs Donnyfly says...

mighty mac wrote:
get a life you sad little people
Can we infer from your comment that your life is a non-stop roller coaster ride of fun and frolics? Perhaps you can enlighten all the sad little people how to live a fulfilling life like what you do.
[quote][p][bold]mighty mac[/bold] wrote: get a life you sad little people[/p][/quote]Can we infer from your comment that your life is a non-stop roller coaster ride of fun and frolics? Perhaps you can enlighten all the sad little people how to live a fulfilling life like what you do. Mrs Donnyfly
  • Score: 3

5:15pm Wed 3 Sep 14

mighty mac says...

i take it your a member of lorry watch mrs donnyfly??
i take it your a member of lorry watch mrs donnyfly?? mighty mac
  • Score: -7

5:13pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Mrs Donnyfly says...

mighty mac wrote:
i take it your a member of lorry watch mrs donnyfly??
Not at all mighty mac... I don't even live in Bradford on Avon. You easily assume things, don't you?
[quote][p][bold]mighty mac[/bold] wrote: i take it your a member of lorry watch mrs donnyfly??[/p][/quote]Not at all mighty mac... I don't even live in Bradford on Avon. You easily assume things, don't you? Mrs Donnyfly
  • Score: 3

5:17pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Mrs Donnyfly says...

mighty mac wrote:
i take it your a member of lorry watch mrs donnyfly??
That should be you're, not your. Get an education you ill-disposed little person.
[quote][p][bold]mighty mac[/bold] wrote: i take it your a member of lorry watch mrs donnyfly??[/p][/quote]That should be you're, not your. Get an education you ill-disposed little person. Mrs Donnyfly
  • Score: 5

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