residents pick drug dealing and vandalism as police priorities
drugs and anti-social behaviour have this week been voted as the
two top priorities for Burnham-On-Sea police over the next three
the quarterly 'Have Your Say' meeting last night (Thursday), residents
picked the concerns they feel need the most attention of Burnham
fouling problems, anti-social behaviour in the town and vandalism
in Burnham's Manor Gardens were all discussed - but the continuing
crackdown on drug dealing was voted the top priority.
Ian Kennett from Burnham Police vowed to "keep up the pressure
on those that deal with drugs in the town" and he discussed
recent successes, including the major
£600,000 raid in Patricia Close last December and a
closure in Worston Lane last November.
meeting's chairman, John Alexander, urged them to keep up the
work. "Residents recognise the excellent work that has been
done recently and we need that to continue. We can't afford to
get complacent," he said.
the meeting, Burnham Chamber of Trade also raised concerns about
the recent spate of town centre shops being targeted by night-time
was taken into consideration in choosing anti-social behaviour
as the second highest police priority for the coming three months.
Some of the residents and police who attended last night's meeting
at the Town Council Chambers in Burnham