Concerns over anti-social disorder in the Strand

CONCERNS about anti-social behaviour in the Strand Gardens have led to a town councillor pledging to raise the concerns with police.

CONCERNS about anti-social behaviour in the Strand Gardens have led to a town councillor pledging to raise the concerns with police.

At the Annual Town Meeting on Monday, Franklin’s co-owner, Jacquie Haywood, said the new Strand had become a focus for anti-social behaviour – and, if the new Pavilion were built, it would get worse.

She said: “I have to pay a doorman, that’s how bad it is. Kids screaming, yobs drinking and causing trouble. The Strand has turned into a crime hotspot”

Town clerk John Wokersien said that Section 30 Dispersal Orders had worked in the past: “Maybe it is time to do that again,” he added.


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Exmouth Town Councillor Steve Gazzard pledged to take the issue up with Inspector Capey at the next meeting of the Community Safety Partnership. “At the meeting on March 30, I will ask the inspector to meet you,” he said.

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