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Anti-social Driving in Cheddar Gorge

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 vehicles are being used in a way 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 way, please call 101 or email the beat team with the registration, description of the vehicle and the manner in which the vehicle was being used.

Actions

  • Thursday 6th February, 2020

    We are aware that the Gorge continues to cause concerns to our community following reports of anti-social driving in the area.

    As a result of this, we are closely working with partner agencies to address this.

    Also, the local Neighbourhood Policing Team and our Special Constabulary continue to work together closely and patrol the area regularly.

  • Friday 30th 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 29th August, 2019

    Local neighbourhood PCSO issued a Section 59 ticket for Anti-social Driving in Cliff Street Car Park.

  • Tuesday 9th July, 2019

    The local policing team have carried on with the Anti-social Behaviour(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.

  • Tuesday 8th January, 2019

    The Sedgemoor North East Neighbourhood Police team have been responding to any incidents of anti-social driving within the area.

  • Thursday 1st 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 13th 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 8th 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.

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