Police priorities set

GRAFFITI and antisocial behaviour in have been made police priorities in Portishead following the latest PACT meeting.

Those at the November meeting of police and residents agreed on the priorities after hearing about a new graffiti tag that has appeared in Avon Way.

There were also concerns about crowds of youngsters gathering in the town centre and High Street in the run up to Christmas, some of which can often be in possession of alcohol.

Police say they will step up patrols in both these areas in the coming weeks.

There was positive feedback on the previous PACT priorities. A crack-down on speeding and pavement parking in Bristol Road resulted in noticeable improvements and extra patrols at the end of October had helped Portishead have a peaceful Halloween.

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Nick Gough has been elected chairman of the PACT group and Michael Parker vice-chair.

Anyone who wants to get involved in setting the PACT priorities for Portishead should attend the next meeting at 7pm in The Folk Hall in High Street on January 24.

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