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Dispersal Order in Bridlington

Dispersal Order in Bridlington

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 7:54am 5th July 2010.

The order covers West Street, Richmond Street, New Burlington Road, Hamilton Road including the passageway leading to New Burlington Road, Fairfield Road, East Road, Olinda Road including the passageway leading to New Burlington Road, St Hilda Street, Palanza Terrace, Thorpe Street, Albert Street, Windsor Crescent, Clarence Avenue, Bedford Grove, Hartley Court, part of Hilderthorpe Road and the entrance to and car park of Tesco and Station Approach.

Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for cultural services, housing and public protection at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "The council, the police and our partners are committed to working with local communities to make sure all those who live in, work in and visit the East Riding continue to feel safe and secure.

"We have put in place this dispersal order in direct response to conversations with residents and are pleased to take this positive step towards addressing their concerns.  We will continue to speak with residents and work closely with them to make sure they are happy with the progress which is being made."

The order came into force at 12.01am on Thursday, 1 July, and will run until 11.59pm on Thursday, 1 September.

Under the terms of the order, police officers and police community support officers (PCSOs) have the power to tell people in groups of two or more to disperse and not to return for up to 24 hours, to remain in or return to the area having been told to leave is an offence and can be arrested.

In addition, after 9pm, officers may remove anyone under the age of 16 to their home or place of safety if they are not under the effective control of a parent or responsible person over the age of 18.

PC Chris Prendergast, neighbourhood officer from Humberside Police, said: "Dispersal orders placed in Bridlington previously have proved very positive. We have had significant effect in reducing the level of anti-social behaviour and minor crime in the past due to this type of
order.

"The local policing team together with the community and partners are determined to reduce the instances of anti-social behaviour in the Bridlington area and will do whatever is necessary to improve the quality of life for those affected by it.

"Along with extra police patrols and this new dispersal order we will be able to reduce of amount of anti-social behaviour in the area, and improve the quality of life residents and businesses who have suffered from this problem."

To report any acts of anti social behaviour taking place please call 0845 6060222, or for more information please call the council's anti-social behaviour team on (01482) 396380.

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