FOI Request Ref 04112022-1 – Speeding complaints / issues


Dear Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, I request details on the amount ./ frequency of complanints of the new A43 secton dualled between round spinney and moulton. Everyone I know wo have complained has received the same generic response from the safer roads team. Copy paste comes to mind and no actual do anything about it or the concerns people have.


I am writing to advise you that, following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that some of the information you requested is not held by the Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

Since the opening of the new dual carriageway on the A34 between Round Spinney and Moulton, the Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has received the following complaints:

Our Ref – LP/002/20 –  04/02/20 – lack of compliance with 40mph speed limit and request for speed enforcement. The Safer Roads Team advised that they would conduct ad hoc speed enforcement but only for those motorists travelling well in excess of the speed limit as they considered the speed limit to be inappropriate for the look and feel of the road. The Safer Roads Team also raised their concerns regarding the disproportionate speed limit with NCC.

Our Ref – LP/440/22 – 12/05/22– concerns regarding the use of the A43 as a track for motorbike/car racing. The Neighbourhood Policing Team confirmed that they are seeking an injunction to prevent further activity.

It is important to understand that The Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (OPFCC) and Northamptonshire Police are two separate legal entities. Information regarding operational policing matters is the responsibility of Northamptonshire Police, therefore the OPFCC does not hold all of the information you have requested. Northamptonshire Police’s Information Unit may hold some of the information you are seeking. If you have not already done so, then you may wish to write to their Freedom of Information and Data Protection Team, Information Unit, Force Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Northampton, NN4 0JQ /

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to: Nicci Marzec, Monitoring Officer, Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Darby House, Darby Close, Park Farm Industrial Estate, Wellingborough, NN8 6GS.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.