SPEEDING checks have been carried out along busy roads in the area.

We have previously reported on a number of speeding related issued in and around Malvern, and now officers from West Mercia Police have been out monitoring the speeds of motorists in Wells Road, Hanley Road and Pendock.

The Safer Neighbourhood Teams from Upton and Priory & Malvern Wells announced via Twitter they were carrying out the action.

Meanwhile, in Leigh Sinton, speeding scarecrows have been set up along the roads to deter drivers along busy stretches.

After a community meeting at the Royal Oak pub, residents raised speeding as a top concern.

One of the main concerns was feeling unsafe about walking and avoiding cycling all together.

Since then, residents have been making their scarecrows with staff from the pub setting them up.

Cllr Rouse said: "A good display has popped up already with plenty of families joining in the fun.

"Anyone with a bit of spare wood or high-viz to support the initiative can drop it off at the pub.

"It is a fun initiative to engage families and highlight that the village is not a place for speeding."

Speeding has repeatedly been a concern in and around Malvern, with an urgent notice of motion being put forward this summer by a group of councillors concerned over road-deaths in the region.

We reported back in May how a speeding review is to be carried out outside two Malvern schools following repeated concerns of speeding.

The Safer Roads Partnership is investigating after a number of complaints of fast traffic near Dyson Perrins and St Joseph's in the town.

In addition, officers are being sent to assess both areas and report back on ways to make the traffic flow more safely.