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Anti-Social Driving in Cheddar Gorge - update

Agreed: 07 April 2018

Added by Joe Piscina on 07 June 2018 at 13:14

The local beat team have started to see an increase in calls regarding anti-social driving in Cheddar village and the gorge. Anti Social driving is where a vehicle or group of vehicle's are being used in a manner which is likely to cause members of the public harassment, alarm or distress. For example, loud music, excessive and unnecessary engine revving, wheels spinning, hand brake turns and drifting. The local beat team are conducting proactive patrols on evenings and weekends to monitor the situation. If you witness a vehicle being used in this manner please call 101 or email the beat team with the registration, description of vehicle and the manner in which the vehicle was being used.

Actions & Updates

  • Friday 30 August 2019
    Local Neighbourhood Officers teamed up with the Special Constabulary and Traffic Officers for patrols around Cheddar on the Bank holiday weekend. Officer gave WOA regarding various offences. There was a number of tickets given regarding Number plates/ tyres/ seat belt offences. 1 person was arrested and a vehicle seized during the weekend.
  • Thursday 29 August 2019
    Local neighbourhood PCSO issued a Section 59 ticket for anti-social driving in Cliff Street Car Park.
  • Tuesday 09 July 2019
    Local policing team have carried on with the ASB patrols in Cheddar Gorge with help from Special Constabulary, over the weekends. Local Policing Team have been spending around 10-15 hours patrolling Cheddar Gorge over the last few weeks to try and tackle Anti-social driving.
  • Wednesday 12 June 2019
    The Sedgemoor North East Neighbourhood Policing team have been conducting regular patrols and are continue to work with local partner agencies to tackle incidents of anti social driving in the area.
  • Sunday 05 May 2019
    PCSO's Jake Dade and Beth Harrington have carried out patrols over the weekends after a increase in reports of anti-social driving. Cheddar beat team have had assistance from the Special Constabulary with patrols in Cheddar Gorge
  • Sunday 05 May 2019
    PCSO's Jake Dade and Beth Harrington have carried out patrols over the weekends after a increase in reports of anti-social driving. Cheddar beat team have had assistance from the Special Constabulary with patrols in Cheddar Gorge
  • Friday 01 March 2019
    Our colleagues in the Special Constabulary have been assisting to tackle any incidents of anti-social driving in the area.
  • Tuesday 08 January 2019
    The Sedgemoor North East Neighbourhood Police team have been responding to any incidents of anti social driving within the area.
  • Monday 03 December 2018
    Our Neighbourhood Policing Team have been conducting high visibility patrols with the assistance of Special Constabulary colleagues.
  • Thursday 01 November 2018
    We have increased the number of Police on the days which have been identified as the busiest in terms of calls regarding anti-social behaviour. Both our Traffic and Special Constabulary colleagues have been supporting the local neighbourhood team and issuing warning tickets for speeding offences and improper modifications to vehicles.
  • Thursday 13 September 2018
    We have increased the numbers of Police present at nights identified to be the busiest times in the week. Both the Traffic and Response colleagues have been supporting the local Neighbourhood Policing Team and have successfully issued tickets for speeding and improper modification to vehicles.
  • Wednesday 08 August 2018
    The local Beat Team have been conducting regular patrols in the area which have resulted in the following being issued: 18 x Anti-Social Behaviour letters, 6 x Section 59 warnings, 2 x Section 35 warnings, 2 x Traffic Offence Reports and 12 x words of advice / educational advice. We continue to work towards reducing anti - social behaviour in the Gorge and ask that members of the public continue to report any incidents that they witness.
  • Thursday 07 June 2018
    3 vehicles have been issued with section 59 warnings.