We are aware of the ongoing issues with youths causing anti-social behaviour in and around Weston Town Centre.
We have stepped up patrols and have been working with partner agencies to engage with young persons to help prevent and tackle this anti-social behaviour. We have issued a number of interventions to individuals identified as persistent offenders, including a number of Section 35 Dispersal notices and an injection was issued to an individual restricting their movements within the Town Centre. A number of arrests for breaches of these interventions have also been made.
We look to increase public confidence by continuing to conduct regular high visibility patrols within the area and utilising the use of North Somerset Councils CCTV in and around the Town Centre to proactively monitor any incidents.
If you come across any young persons behaving in an anti-social manor then please report this to the Police via 101/999 or online. You can also email us directly through the Neighbourhood Policing page contact section.
Thursday 12th January, 2023
We continue to work with partner agencies and local businesses to reduce the incidents of ASB. We patrol the areas affected on a regular basis, issue Section 35 dispersal notices and have made a number of arrests, some resulting in court appearances.
A number of injunctions, (restricting the movement of individuals) have been issued and are in the process of being issued.
We have also utilised PSPO powers (Public Spaces Protection Orders) to fine parents or impose Restorative Justice measures for children who persistently cause issues in the town centre. Failure to pay fines will result in a court appearance.