|Public dispersal order issued for Copley Close|
Under 16s can be sent home
In response to reports that there is a significant problem with groups of people gathering in the Copley Close area near the Old Bill Public House, Police and the Council have issued a public dispersal order in the area. Some of the anti-social activities reported include drugs activity, street drinking, noise nuisance, criminal damage, street fighting, intimidation, verbal abuse, intimidation and harassment of the public and local residents.
A Notice for the Dispersal of Groups and Removal of Persons Under the Age of 16 to their Home Address has been issued, valid from 18th April until 17th October 2006.
Community and Partnership Superintendent Ian Jenkins of Ealing Borough Police said:
�The Safer Ealing Partnership is committed to maintaining an appropriate and targeted response to crime and anti-social behaviour issues on Ealing Borough. We believe this dispersal order will further enhance the community's quality of life and help achieve a sustained reduction of crime and disorder in the area.�
Susan Parsonage, Ealing Council's head of envirocrime prevention, said:
� Residents in this area should be able to live without fear and intimidation. Ealing Council will support the police in every way possible on this initiative as we are determined to restore the quality of life for this community.�
If you wish to report antisocial behaviour in the Copley Close Dispersal Area you can do so by contacting the:
April 20, 2006