Anti-social behaviour and speeding prioritised in Somercotes and Riddings

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Safer Neighbourhood officers in Somercotes have new policing priorities to work towards following a meeting with residents.

Members of the Somercotes and Riddings Safer Neighbourhood Team hosted a community panel event on Thursday, October 29 for local people to have their say on issues in their area.

Officers then used feedback from the public to set policing priorities for the next three months.

Tackling anti-social behaviour around McDonald’s on Nottingham Road in Somercotes is high on the team’s agenda.

Officers will be stepping up high-visibility patrols around the restaurant at key times and speaking to anyone found to be causing a nuisance about the effects that their behaviour may have on the local community and on other visitors to the restaurant.

They will be setting up ‘acceptable behaviour contracts’ where necessary and issuing letters to parents and carers where appropriate.

Team members will also be clamping down on speeding vehicles on Derby Road in Swanwick.

They will be working with residents to raise awareness of traffic speeds, stepping up patrols to speak to local motorists, carrying out speed checks and monitoring traffic with the speed radar gun and issuing warnings and fines where appropriate.

To speak to a member of your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101 and to keep up to date with policing in your area follow @SomercotesSNT on Twitter.