WORRIED Larkfield residents are calling for a crackdown on speeding in the estate.

Local community councillors have repeatedly raised concerns about motorists driving too fast in the likes of Cumberland Road and Auchmead Road.

Now they are hopeful the police will step in and take firm action with an area-wide initiative to tackle the problem.
Residents are particularly concerned about drivers going far too fast near to schools.

Larkfield Braeside and Branchton Community Council chairman Stephen Regan said: “People are always raising concerns about speeding - especially in places like Cumberland Road. 

“It is something that is raised time and again at every meeting we have.”

Now the group is set to hold talks with police to see what can be done about the problem.

Mr Regan told the Tele: “Police officers are coming to speak to us about an initiative that they will be taking part in across Inverclyde and I hope this might help. 

“It is definitely a problem.

“They have carried out a survey to determine the speed of drivers in the past.”

One Larkfield resident, who asked not to be named, said: “Local drivers are always speeding in places close to schools.

“It is getting worse.

“Something needs to be done about it.”