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Bid to tackle yob behaviour in Watton

PUBLISHED: 09:23 06 February 2009 | UPDATED: 11:10 08 July 2010

Residents in Watton have been joining forces with police to help tackle anti-social behaviour.

Officers have spent the past few months addressing three key issues highlighted by local people at a meeting of the Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel(SNAP) in November.

TOWNSFOLK in Watton have been joining forces with police to help tackle anti-social behaviour.

Officers have spent the past few months addressing three key issues highlighted by local people at a meeting of the Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) in November.

One of the problems

was anti-social behaviour, including vandalism, in the Lovell Gardens area.

To help combat this, police have organised high-visibility patrols, seized alcohol from under-age drinkers and

held a meeting with local people.

They have also been working with Breckland Council and contractors Serco to have rubbish removed from garage areas and repair the fence around the park.

Vandalism in the eastern parts of Watton has also been addressed, say police.

Officers have stepped up patrols and given out crime prevention advice.

And complaints of anti-social use by motorcyclists in Tom Turley Close have

been tackled, with officers speaking to riders and encouraging them to use their machines in a responsible manner.

At the latest SNAP meeting, residents and police decided that the next focus should be on resolving anti-social behaviour in Washington Drive, Carbrooke.

The panel will meet again at 7.30pm on Wednesday, May 6 at Wayland House, in High Street, Watton.

To contact Watton's Safer Neighbourhood Team about issues in and around the town, call the Norfolk police number, 0845 456 4567,

or email sntwatton@

norfolk.pnn.police.uk

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