London's Deputy Mayor for Policing says he is “very concerned” about the constant drag racing on the A10.
Illegal road racers have been using the Great Cambridge Road as a drag strip for years, racing supercharged cars down the road.
The speed junkies use the road every Sunday evening at the expense of the residents on the road who are putting up with a barrage of peace-shattering noise until the early hours of Monday morning.
John Carpenter, who lives in the Great Cambridge Road, said that last night’s noise was “as bad as ever.”
He added: “The noise is painfully loud and it feels like there is no end in sight. It ruins our Sunday evening’s and nothing is being done about it.”
However, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Stephen Greenhalgh says he is taking the matter very seriously and is set to raise the resident’s concerns with the borough commander and Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who is the capital's police commissioner.
He said: “I am very concerned that residents are suffering from this type of behaviour. The MPS have said that they take this very seriously, but I will be raising it with the commissioner to ensure it is being dealt with appropriately to give local people the peace they deserve.”
Conservative Councillor for Chase Ward Nick Dines added: “It is clear that the Met Police centrally need to put some resource into stopping boy racers using the A10 as their personal race track.
“It is good news that this will be raised with the commissioner and I hope we can all work together to stop this blight on Enfield.”