Updates due on police pledge to tackle anti-social behaviour in Mexborough

SPATE of autocrime in the Derbyshire Dales.

SPATE of autocrime in the Derbyshire Dales.

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A public meeting is being held to discuss police efforts to tackle drug dealing, nuisance off-road motorbike riders and anti-social behaviour in Mexborough.

Officers are set to present the results of their operations to tackle crime in the town over the summer at the Partners And Communities Together meeting at Mexborough Library on Thursday, September 8, at 6.30pm.

At the last meeting in July, police discussed their work to tackle drug dealing and other nuisance behaviour in the Schofield Street area.

It was removed as a priority as CCTV installed at the scene and extra patrols had resulted in a drop in criminal activity.

The issue, however, is expected to be a hot topic again at the September 8 meeting.

The problem of nuisance off-road motorbike riders tearing up and down Coniston Road and Plumpton Avenue was also discussed at the July meeting.

Police and council officers will now give updates on their crime-busting work over the last two months. There will also be an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions, raise concerns and set new priorities before the next monthly meeting.

Mexborough resident Frank Knapton MBE, aged 80, who regularly attends PACT meetings, said: “This is a great opportunity for people to find out about what police have been doing in their neighbourhood and to let officers know what is happening in our communities.

“It is free to attend and I would urge people to come along.”