Drug dealing and anti-social behaviour concerns raised in March Multi-Agency Forum

PUBLISHED: 16:03 06 January 2016 | UPDATED: 16:03 06 January 2016

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Police addressed concerns over an increase in drug dealing and anti-social behaviour in March during a Multi-Agency Community Forum.

Concerns were raised during the forum at March Town Hall on Monday January 4, which was attended by police, Fenland Distric Council, local councillors and the public, that there had been a spike in levels of drug dealing in public areas and residential properties.

The issue of anti-social behaviour was also discussed, as well as parking around schools, taxi ranks and inconsiderate and dangerous parking and the recent vandalisation of March Town Cricket Club’s pitches.

During the forum, the Council praised the work carried out by police around the issuing of Community Protection Notices & Warnings and its recent application for a Criminal Behaviour Order to control anti-social behaviour emanating from a particular group, which is already having a noticeable positive effect.

Police also outlined their new priorities for local policing, including their aim to continue to take robust action over illegal parking, paying particular attention to streets around schools and the town centre, as well as developing intelligence into the town’s drug dealing issue.

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