UPWELL: Meeting over anti-social behavior

PUBLISHED: 17:19 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:51 02 June 2010

By MAGGIE GIBSON A SPECIAL meeting is being held in Upwell to discuss concerns over the anti-social behaviour of youths gathering in Townley Close. Parish councillors heard at their meeting how youngsters are intimidating residents, shouting, and racing t

By MAGGIE GIBSON

A SPECIAL meeting is being held in Upwell to discuss concerns over the anti-social behaviour of youths gathering in Townley Close.

Parish councillors heard at their meeting how youngsters are intimidating residents, shouting, and racing their cars in the health centre car park and along local roads.

The problems are to be discussed in detail at a special task group meeting of the Police Local Area Group next month.

The parish council want to see a Dispersal Order for the area reinstated after it was successful in reducing anti-social behaviour and petty crime last year. Several councillors will attend the meeting.

The parish council also heard how a plan to provide garden allotments to residents in the parish can now get under way because West Norfolk Borough Council has approved the lease of land at the back of the cemetery in St Peter's Road, Upwell.

A working party will be set up to prepare the land for use and it will be cleared, rotivated and marked out in plots.

To find out more about having an allotment contact Tel 01945 772260 or email upwellpc@googlemail.com .

The meeting also heard that residents living in houses along Town Street, may have their homes numbered under a proposed scheme. The borough council says there are a number of houses with the same or similar names. Numbering would allow deliveries to be made more accurately and the emergency services to find addresses more quickly. Residents will be consulted before any action is taken.

The next meeting of the council will be on Monday February 9 at 7.30pm in the village hall.


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