for Burnham-On-Sea Police to do more to halt late night joyriding
residents and councillors in Burnham-On-Sea have called on local
police to do more to halt the problem of joyriding in the town.
the latest Town Council meeting, several complaints were raised
regarding the "growing problem" of vehicles being driven
at high-speed around the town late at night.
resident Jennifer Frazer said: "There is a real problem with
late night joyriding around Tesco, the Frank Foley Parkway and Ben
Tesco first expanded, we raised a number of concerns about unrestricted
access to the car park. We engaged with the Tesco management about
the problem which occurs when drivers do 'hot-hatching' around the
car park and surrounding roads during quieter periods."
appears to be a particular problem on Saturday evenings and Sunday
nights after dark."
appealed to councillors: "Would it be possible to consider
a police presence and perhaps CCTV in the affected areas."
Janet Keen asked for the concerns to be taken up with Burnham-On-Sea
Council Clerk Denise Emery - who said she had received other letters
from residents about the issue - told the meeting that the matter
would be followed up with Police.
residents living on The Esplanade have also reported renewed problems
with joyriding along the seafront and in the Pier Street car park
in recent weeks.