Specifically including junction 27 and surrounding area. Reports of car cruising and associated meets have increased in locality during recent months with concerns for manner of driving, road safety and legitimate road users being inconvenienced.
A tasking has been created for high visibility patrols of the area at key times. S59 warnings and seizure of vehicles will take place. A Public spaces Protection Order is in place which will allow penalty notices to be issued to individuals identified as involved in car cruising/ meets which is forbidden under the PSPO.
Issue: Drug Dealing and Drug Use
Drug dealing has consistently been identified through community surveys, feedback and priority setting with partners as the highest concern across the district. We have formulated a tactical plan incorporating the government’s latest 10-year plan which has key principles of Breaking drug supply lines, improving treatment and recovery, and achieving a generational shift in demand for drugs. We are doing this by relentlessly pursuing dealers and organised crime groups through search warrants, stop search and intelligence led investigations which are shared through our social media streams. We are working with partners to improve referrals to drug treatment and were necessary ensuring treatment through the use of conditional cautions. It is important drugs such as cocaine are not seen as recreational and the societal damage locally and across the world is understood to reduce demand for these drugs. We will engage local school children to ensure the harms caused through drug use are understood across Ashfield to ensure generational reduction in demand for drugs.
Issue: Anti Social Behaviour across the district
Action: PCC and Police survey indicate after drug dealing ASB causes the most concern locally. We operate Operaiton Springboard in conjunction with Ashfield District Council with Hotspot patrols conducted. We support a number of diversionary activities for local children incluidng Premier League Kicks, football at West Notts College and a working to relaunch boxing opportunities. ADC have mapped youth provision on their website with links to this being given to children spoken to a spart of Op Springboard.