Thursday 9 December 2021
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Police increase patrols in Southwell after ASB incidents reported

Police in Southwell are stepping up patrols in response to increased reports of anti-social behaviour.

Concerns have recently been raised about rowdy behaviour and littering near the Bishops Drive entrance to the Minster.

In response Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Street Scene team, as well as volunteers from the Green Southwell group, have been undertaking regular litter picks of the area to ensure the area is safe for visitors.

Nottinghamshire Police is also increasing patrols to reassure residents.

Inspector Heather Sutton, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We take all reports of antisocial behaviour very seriously as we understand it can have a detrimental impact on the lives of residents. We are aware of some localised issues in the Bishops Drive area of Southwell and have deployed some additional resources to carry out proactive patrols.

“Officers from the Newark Operation Reacher team were in the area on Friday evening and future proactive deployments are planned in the coming weeks. We all have a role to play in tackling this kind of behaviour so I would urge anyone with concerns to contact us on 101 or speak to local officer. We want to listen to hear from our residents and will do whatever we can to respond to their concerns.”

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