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Patrols increased after deliberate fire setting at Sharphill Woods

There have been reports of fires being deliberately started at the beauty spot.

Police said today:

‘Rushcliffe Neighbourhood Policing Teams continue to carry out periodic foot patrols at Sharphill Woods following reports of fires being set.

‘Visit the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue website for advice and support on Deliberate Fire Setting.’

Sharphill Woods, West Bridgford is a designated Local Nature Reserve and Site of Importance for Nature Conservation managed by active Friends group with assistance from Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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After similar issues in 2020 police warned:

‘We continue to receive complaints from local residents who live nearby the woods regarding evening and night time gatherings.

‘This noise, litter evidence of fires being lit from a particular group of people frequenting this location is amounting to anti-social behaviour and is having an impact on those that live by, use and enjoy this location, including wildlife.

‘Please be considerate to all users of the woods, including the preservation of wildlife by taking your litter away with you.

‘‘Any further evidence of the woods not being used responsibly will be dealt with robustly and the area may then be subject to dispersal powers being utilised.’

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