But vandalism still an issue in parts of the City
All issue will be reported. We expect to have some good news to report later this afternoon!
Problems with anti social behaviour usually increase at this time of year but recently problems have reached new levels.
A cycle barrier at the entrance to the Thanet Road sports are was knocked over last week. Although there were signs of corrosion on part of the barrier, the responsibility has been placed at the feet of vandals. A temporary barrier is being installed this week,.
Elsewhere in the Foxwood area, noisy mopeds and cars trying to do hand break turns on amenity areas have been reported. We would expect that the police – who didn’t attend a residents association meeting yesterday – will be able to deal quickly with vehicle related issues like these.
Anyone spotting anti social behaviour or potential vehicle offences should report them to 101.
NB. The number of Police officers in the area has reduced over recent years. Crime levels are creeping up.
A bus shelter mainly used by elderly residents and located on Ascot Way has been trashed. 6 of the windows have been smashed with broken glass now posing a hazard for pedestrians and animals. We are concerned that the Police do not seem to bring many vandals to court so we hope that residents will cooperate in identifying those responsible for this incident.
There seems to be an even greater increase in anti social behaviour problems in the City this year as “bonfire” night approaches.
We’ve reported damage to street furniture, trespass and misuse of moped during the last week.
Disappointing to see that a flower bed wall in Corlett Court has been damaged by vandals. Hopefully the culprits will be identified and forced to pay for repairs! The area will be tidied up prior to permanent repairs being completed before the end of the month.
Elsewhere the Foxwood Residents Association are meeting tonight. One of the issues to be considered may be the location of additional car parking in the area. Following the completion of the bays in Oldman Court it is hoped to extend the lay-by in Spurr Court. After that it is up to residents to decide where the next bay goes.
It happened on Bramham Road at around 9pm on 29 March 2017 and involved a dark figure believed to be male approaching the address and throwing broken pieces of paving slab through the front windows.
We are conducting enquiries and are requesting the public’s assistance to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact us on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC Gareth Foster.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12170053054.
- gareth foster – #837
firstname.lastname@example.org | 101
- Incident reference:
The Police were out and about in numbers on some estates last night.
Complaints ranged from youths throwing fireworks to damage to parked vehicles.
The problems cannot be put down solely to “Mischief Night”
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