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Coronavirus Reminder From Filey Police

Coronavirus Reminder From Filey Police

Published by Local Democracy Reporter Carl Gavaghan at 2:57pm 31st March 2020.

People have been reminded to stay at home by police after concerns were raised about the number of people spotted in Filey today.

North Yorkshire Police is reminding the public about the lockdown restrictions.

In a social media post, Filey Police said:

“We have seen an increase in vehicles and footfall in Filey today, please remember you should only be leaving the house for one of four reasons this week.”

The reasons are for exercise, to buy essentials, to pick up medicine or to travel to work if you cannot work from home.

The statement added:

“Our officers will be out across the county this week with a highly visible policing presence, to disperse groups, enforce the social distancing measures and remind people of the seriousness of the situation we are facing.

We are also stopping motorists across North Yorkshire this week, to ensure they understand and are following the government measures and only making ‘essential’ journeys.”




There are 3 comments on this page.

zara, on 31st March 2020 3:34pm
funny because when i have been out doing my essential shopping i have not seen a policeman anywhere in Filey. Mind you i have not seen many people either. Could it be that today there were just a lot of people out doing their exercise or essential shopping at the same time! A lot of people live in Filey and the surrounding areas that need to be there to do shopping or pick up prescriptions. Talk about sounding more and more threatening.
yorkshireboy, on 31st March 2020 5:59pm
I have to say that last week in Filey I saw more police out and about in Filey than in the past 25+ years we have lived here.

Could the slight increase in traffic be down to people shopping in Filey instead of getting in a long gueue at Morrisons.

I know we have to keep travel to a minimum but can you expect a 60yrs old to carry his shopping to Muston or Speeton.

And as the only bus is every 2hrs a lot are left with no alternative.

Andrew Swaryczewski, on 31st March 2020 7:27pm
There isn’t enough policing about in Filey and it needs to be stepped up another 50/60% to help with reducing the amount of people..

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