Posted on 21st March 2018
Our Safer Neighbourhood policing teams in Matlock and Matlock Bath are targeting anti-social behaviour in local car parks as a priority.
Officers are targeting issues around groups of people and cars gathering in car parks and driving in an anti-social manner following concerns from residents and others using the area.
Regular patrols are being carried out in hotspot areas, which include the railway station, Sainsbury’s and McDonald’s car parks, advising people about the issue and taking enforcement action where necessary.
As part of the enforcement action, officers can give Section 59 warnings to nuisance motorists, meaning they have the power to seize their vehicle if they are stopped in similar circumstances in the next year.
PC Gary Ferguson, of the Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Local residents have told us they are concerned about anti-social drivers in the area, with particular reports of vehicles gathering in car parks, speeding, being loud and causing a nuisance.
“We understand how such activities can be distressing for members of the local community, as well as the potential risk to safety, and we are committed to dealing with these concerns, taking positive action whenever possible.”
To report anti-social behaviour, or if you have any information about those responsible for causing it, call Derbyshire police on 101, except in an emergency, when you should dial 999.
You can contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team by calling 101, or send them a message online through the My Local Police pages of the website by clicking here