Local Police Team meeting
03/02/2015 14:29:00......Posted by Sara Bashford
Please see below the notes from the last ward police meeting in October. If you want to receive an update or ask a question to our local police team there is a public meeting on Wednesday 11th February at 5pm in the Selsdon Centre for the Retired. All are welcome.
Speed Watch on Ballards Way - PC Denton and PCSO Rosemeyer explained although patrols had been maintained for Ballards Way there had not been a Speed Watch for October 2014 yet but there were plans for the coming weeks and months. The delay was caused by the high visibility fireworks patrols on the south of the borough. Sergeant Cranshaw explained that this was the busiest time of the year for the team.
Addington Road (Youths loitering) - PCSO Rosemeyer explained that patrols had increased on Addington Road and at the rear of the shops, particularly near the former base for the Selsdon team. PC Denton confirmed that since the increase in patrols by the team, the gathering of youths on mopeds has decreased.
PC Denton also mentioned that if the ASB created by the Riddlesdown pupils continued that he would speak with the Ward officer for Sanderstead LPT and or possibly arrange an assembly to combat the problem.
Anti Social Behaviour by motorcyclists - PCSO Rosemeyer said there had been a couple of reports of off road bikes in the Bird Sanctuary. PC Denton explained that there are few tactical options when dealing with off road bikes as it is very difficult to catch the nuisance drivers by foot or car. One of the panel agreed that the noise was difficult to pinpoint over the amount of land offered by the nature reserve. PCSO Rosemeyer added that the Heathfield LPT were aware of the situation with off road bikes from the Forestdale end of the reserve and were looking into having the culprit (believed to be a Council tenant) evicted.
One of the panellists mentioned that a moped rider managed to do a ‘wheelie’ on Addington Road near to Aldi, unfortunately the registration number was not obtained. PC Denton explained that a statement would be taken from the informant and then a section 59 warning would be issued to the driver had the registration number been noted down.