SIR: I wrote to you last month calling for all stakeholders to work together to help address the issue of antisocial motorbike noise and speeding on our roads. I am delighted to report that there were two announcements at the meeting of Hampshire County Council last week that suggest progress is being made.

First, following a meeting between the Police and Crime Commissioner and Hampshire County Council, the police are developing proposals for limited sections of average speed cameras on the A272 and the A32. HCC will work with them to implement this and is examining complementary signing to encourage considerate riding.

Secondly, the county council are to consider reducing speed limits in residential areas of towns and villages to 20mph. More details are to follow but the principle will be welcomed by many in rural areas.

These are important first steps but there is still a long way to go. Let's in particular see Winchester City Council and East Hants District Council making urgent progress on acoustic cameras.

Hugh Lumby,

Meon Valley division, Hampshire County Council,

Upper Meon Valley ward, Winchester City Council,

High Street,