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Police in Somercotes and Riddings to tackle speeding and anti-social behaviour

Posted on 24th April 2015

Police in Somercotes are vowing to tackle speeding vehicles and anti-social behaviour (ASB) after residents voiced concerns at a recent meeting.

Officers from the Somercotes and Riddings Safer Neighbourhood Team held a community panel meeting on Thursday, April 23 for local people to have their say on policing issues in their communities.

The team has now set new priorities to work towards for the next three months based on feedback from the public.

Officers will work to clamp down on speeding motorists on Nottingham Road in Somercotes by increasing patrols in the area and speaking to those responsible.

They will work with local residents to raise awareness of traffic speeds and work alongside officers from the Roads Policing Unit to conduct speed checks in the area, issuing fines if necessary.

ASB is also on the agenda for the team, with increased patrols across the area set to take place. Officers will be speaking to those responsible and letters will be delivered to parents and carers to inform them of any youngsters found to be causing a nuisance.

The team is also hoping to work with local schools to offer advice on anti-social behaviour and work with partner agencies to set up possible diversionary activities.

The priorities will then be reviewed at the next community panel meeting, set to take place in July.

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, you can also follow @SomercotesSNT on Twitter.

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