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Anti-social behaviour clampdown launched

Published Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Enfield Council has introduced a raft of measures designed to tackle anti-social behaviour in Chase Green following complaints from residents.

Residents had complained about young people congregating in the area, harassing residents and committing low level crime such as criminal damage, street drinking and theft which made them feel unsafe.
In response Enfield Council has renewed the Dispersal Zone for Enfield town until 8 December which gives police officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) the power to move on anyone in the zone and to ban them from returning for 48 hours while under 16s can be forcibly returned to their parents.
The council will be installing mobile CCTV cameras in the area to identify trouble makers and the Council funded Safer Parks police in addition to the ward based police team will be co-ordinating their patrols to promptly identify and deal with offenders.
Youth workers and Enfield Council’s mobile youth centre will also be on the streets offering advice and ideas for other activities for young people as alternatives to hanging around the streets and making a nuisance of themselves.
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “Enfield Council takes the safety and security of our residents extremely seriously and we aren’t going to tolerate a group of people hanging around our town centres causing havoc and scaring honest, law abiding members of society.
“We’ve acted promptly to address residents’ concerns and we’ll be closely monitoring the situation to make sure that we get this sorted out as quickly as possible.”

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