Town’s antisocial driving clampdown success

PUBLISHED: 14:00 14 November 2013

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A CRACKDOWN on antisocial driving behaviour in Portishead has been hailed a success.

Racing in Wyndham Way and dangerous antics by young motorists in car parks in the area were making life a misery for people living nearby and posed a threat to pedestrians in the area late at night.

The local police team stepped up patrols in Wyndham Way, after tackling the issue was made a police priority at the September PACT (Partners and Communities Together) meeting.

In addition, high visibility operations have taken place in the area using speed detection equipment and as a result there has been little antisocial motoring activity in the town in recent weeks.

Sergeant Tony Gillard, of the Portishead police team, said: “This is another successful anti-ASB driving operation in Portishead. We have increased patrols not only in Wyndham Way but in all the areas known to attract antisocial driving behaviour in Portishead, to ensure the problem has not just been moved elsewhere.”

A full report on the success of the police action will be reported at the next PACT meeting, which is on November 28 at 7pm at the Folk Hall in High Street.

Meanwhile, Portishead town councillors have called a public meeting which takes place at 7pm on November 20 at the Folk Hall, for residents to raise any local issues that are concerning them and that they want the town council’s support on.


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