Drug use and illegal riding of e-scooters among priorities for Bishop's Stortford and Sawbridgeworth police
Police will be targeting drug use, anti-social driving and the illegal use of e-scooters in the Bishop's Stortford and Sawbridgeworth areas over the next three months after feedback from members of the public.
The Stortford and Sawbridgeworth Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) has set its policing targets after priority setting forums met to decide where the SNT’s efforts should be focused.
Officers will set to work tackling the following issues, which will include increased police presence and targeted enforcement.
- Reduce incidents of drug dealing and related anti-social behaviour in Stortford Fields, Newland Avenue, Boswell Street and Radley Lane during the day.
- Reduce speeding and vehicle-related anti-social behaviour in Stortford Fields, Newland Avenue, Bovis car park and other car parks during evenings.
- Reduce incidents of drug dealing, drinking and anti-social behaviour in both cemeteries on Cemetery Road and The Firs during evenings.
- Tackle and reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour and drug use around Sainsbury’s at Thorley Park, the youth shelter and the bus lane to the Havers estate, especially during weekday evenings.
- Reduce drug-related issues, drinking and anti-social behaviour in John Dyde Close, along the river and in Sworder's Field during the evenings.
- Reduce incidents of drug dealing and associated anti-social behaviour in Fairways, Vantorts Park, Crofters/Crofters End car park.
- Tackle illegal use of e-scooters around the town, with particular focus on Bell Street, Knight Street, The Forebury and outside schools.
SNT sergeant Theresa Funes-Walker said: “Feedback from members of the public is vital to ensure that local policing resources are focusing on the issues that matter most to them. I want to thank everyone who has contacted us with their views and would encourage others to get involved."