Crediton Police Neighbourhood Team taking action about Newcombes Meadow disorder

By Alan Quick   |   Editorial Manager/Photojournalist   |
Saturday 28th May 2022 6:00 am
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Newcombes Meadow has seen disorder by some young people recently.
Newcombes Meadow has seen disorder by some young people recently. (Alan Quick, Crediton Courier )

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CREDITON Police Neighbourhood Team has been holding some successful drop-in sessions in the local area recently.

The next drop-in sessions, where the public is welcome to talk to officers about any concerns, are:

Wednesday, June 1 - Crediton Town Square - 12 noon to 2pm.

Thursday, June 16 - Bow (in lay-by near to The Co-operative) - 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

Wednesday, July 6 - Tucker’s Country Store, Commercial Road, Crediton - 12 noon to 2pm.

After recent police drop-ins, Crediton Neighbourhood Team confirmed that it has been working to address some of the issues raised.

Crediton Neighbourhood Team confirmed: “One issue in particular relates to Newcombes Meadow.

“There have been reports of an increase in poor behaviour by some young people in the play park.

“This behaviour is reported to be affecting some younger users of the park and their families and has an impact on the surrounding area.

“During the past few weeks we have increased our patrols in the area at different times and spoken to many users of the meadow and the play park.

“A safety issue that has come to light is the number of children walking along/playing on the wall that borders the road.

“If you are a parent with a child/children that attend the park, please can we ask that you discuss the danger of climbing and walking on that wall and the example this may set for younger children.

“The park is enjoyed by many and the huge majority are respectful of the meadow and other users.

“However, anti-social behaviour being reported and litter being left behind is having a negative impact.

“We have spoken to a number of children about these issues while on patrol, but we would again ask that parents discuss these matters with their children in an effort to make the park a safe place for everyone to enjoy.

“The neighbourhood team is working to address some individuals and will continue to monitor the matter.”

If you wish to contact Crediton Neighbourhood Team, you can email: [email protected] .

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