Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

Member of Parliament for Brigg & Goole and the Isle of Axholme

Andrew Holds Site Meeting to Discuss Anti-Social Behaviour

Crowle_Police_Jul10__2_Local MP Andrew Percy held a meeting on Potts Lane car park last Friday with residents and the Police to discuss on-going anti-social behaviour in Crowle. Andrew and Ward Councillor, John Briggs, were handed a petition signed by local residents calling for tougher action on anti-social behaviour and speeding in the Town. Andrew has also given his backing to a dispersal order in Crowle and has written to both the Police and the Council to support the proposal which could come in to force as early as July 19th. The order would give the Police increased powers to break up groups of youths engaging in anti-social behaviour.


Local MP Andrew Percy says, "Cllr John Briggs and I have held a number of meetings with residents and the Police since my election in May to discuss the on-going anti-social behaviour problems in the town. I was keen to meet with residents and the Police again this Friday to discuss progress on the proposed dispersal order.


Sgt Michelle Garlick was able to inform residents that the dispersal order had already been signed off by the Police and was now awaiting approval by North Lincs Council, something I understand has now been done. This order will give the Police much more power to disperse groups causing trouble and residents were re-assured by Michelle's update.


One of the biggest issues however remains the problem of speeding vehicles around the Town and there is real concern that there is going to be a serious accident. The petition submitted to myself and Cllr Briggs demands action on this issue and the petition will now be submitted to North Lincs Council for consideration.


In the meantime it is vital that residents report all incidents of dangerous driving to the Police by taking down number plates if possible. This will help the Police a great deal and so I would urge residents to ring 0845 60 60 60 if they encounter cars being driven illegally.


It is also important that residents continue to report all incidents of anti-social behaviour to the Police. North Lincs Council and the Police have both made tackling anti-social behaviour in Crowle a priority and this will only remain if people continue to report incidents. As Michelle explained, even if the Police cant respond, the incident is logged and that in turn helps in the fight for more resources locally.


I will do everything I can to support the Council and the Police in tackling this problem. Local residents deserve better and it is about time we got a lot tougher on those who cause trouble locally. Boredom is no excuse for making other people's lives a misery!"

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