Problems with anti-social, dangerous and speeding drivers in villages and towns have been raised again by councillors.

Calls have also been made for speed cameras or other safety measures on the A6068 road at junctions near the village of Fence.

Various traffic issues, from anti-social drivers to the safety for all road-users, were raised at the latest meeting of Pendle Council’s Barrowford and Western Parishes Committee.

Conservative Coun Nadeem Ahmed, who is also the leader of Pendle Council, said: "Speeding vehicles and anti-social driving is happening in all the villages. The Deputy Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner has been talking about extra resources and getting dangerous drivers off the roads. Is anything going to happen in our area?”

Police Community Support Officer Kinga Wisniowska, representing the force, said: “We have got some extra resources but we have also got a lot of people off work at the moment with Covid. So even though there may be more resources you may not notice activities if other people are off work.

"However, we have been doing some operations on these issues. This has included getting into schools and colleges to educate youngsters about the issues.”

Coun Ahmed added: “Residents contact me more about anti-social driving and speeding than almost any other topic, other than planning. I think we need to send out a strong message that we won’t stand for anti-social driving.

“The vehicles used are often modified cars with noisy exhausts. Some of the cars may be pretty standard but they can have new exhausts fitted, which make the noise. The replacement exhausts can be quite cheap to buy. It’s not clear what we can do to stop it without a change in the law.”

The PCSO added: “If residents can supply us with registration numbers of cars with the noisy exhausts I would be happy to make enquiries about them.”

Meanwhile, Robin Willoughby, representing Higham Parish Council, highlighted a number of worries about dangers faced by motorists along the A6068 near Fence.

He said: “There are accidents on the access points to the road. The problems are not just about speeding. We thought about putting in some speed limits at the areas where the village is accessed, to slow traffic down. More houses are being built in the area, creating more vehicles at access points, and more heavy lorries are expected in the future too.

“We want to have talks with Lancashire County Council. Perhaps there should be one or two speed cameras?"