January 21, 2011
police to tackle drugs crime and arcade concerns
Tackling drug-related crime and concerns about a proposed
new amusement arcade have this week been voted by Highbridge's
residents as the top two issues for police to tackle.
Highbridge's quarterly Partners
and Communities Together (PACT) meeting on Thursday evening
(January 20th), residents had their say about policing in the
decided that drug enforcement and fears about a proposed new
gaming arcade in Market Street creating anti-social behaviour
should be the beat team's top issues over the coming quarter.
Ian Kennett told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We will be taking notice
of the community's concerns regarding the arcade and would not
want to see any increase in anti-social behaviour in Market Street.
Our ongoing work to crackdown on drug dealing will also continue."
20 residents attended Thursday's meeting. Other concerns expressed
included violent crime, littering, dog fouling, careless driving,
burglaries and dangerous cycling.
above are some of the Highbridge police, residents and councillors
who attended Thursday's PACT meeting