Tuesday, 20 February 2007

Dispersal Order for Cove Green and Town

Following consultation between the Police and Rushmoor Borough Council an application was made for a Dispersal Order to be granted for this location. The application was granted for a six month period from 00:01 16th February 2007 until 23:59 15th August 2007. Details of the order were published in the local press and signs with full details were placed around the area for your information. Even if these signs are removed, it does not prevent Police action.

This leaflet contains an extraction of the relevant details from the sign together with contact details for your information. If you are intimidated, harassed, alarmed or distressed by groups of two or more people within the area of the map shown, you should contact the Police on 0845 045 45 45.

This is not an exclusion zone or a curfew area, but it is designed to make the area a more pleasant place for everyone. The Police will not necessarily disperse people in this area for just being in a group. If the complaint is found to be false and malicious, this could be seen as a form of harassment of those being complained about. The legislation gives the Police the power to disperse the offenders from the area and to stop them returning within 24 hours. This may cause problems to them if they are living here but they should now have been adequately warned before reaching this point. Between the hours of 9pm and 6am, any person under the age of 16 years who is not under the effective control of an adult may be removed to their home address or a place of safety, if more appropriate. a small section of the community are gathering in the street and other public places, drinking alcohol, being abusive to residents and passers by, trespassing on private areas, causing damage and being guilty of antisocial behaviour.

The Police need you to advise them when there is a problem that affects your life and aim to respond quickly to deal with any matter in a robust and justified manner. Please ring 0845 045 45 45 and ask for the control room for North East Hants. They are aware of the legislation in force and should send police units to attend and deal with the situation. You should not have to put up with the inconsiderate behaviour of any group of people.

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