Dispersal order for Bideford town centre

10:03 20 May 2013

The area highlighted in red will be subject to the Section 30 order in Bideford town centre.

The area highlighted in red will be subject to the Section 30 order in Bideford town centre.

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The order will run from Saturday to combat antisocial behaviour over the summer months.

A NEW dispersal order has been granted by Torridge District Council and Devon and Cornwall Police for Bideford town centre for the summer months.

The Section 30 order gives PCSOs the power to disperse groups of two or more people from the area for up to 24 hours.

Dispersal orders are used when a group’s behaviour had resulted in, or is likely to result in, causing disruption, distress or intimidation.

Sergeant Helen Holmes and acting sergeant Claire Dando of the Bideford Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Bideford is a safe town in which to live, work and socialise.

“Unfortunately there is a small minority whose activities or behaviour can impact negatively on others enjoyment of the town centre and its services.

“Therefore the Section 30 has been put in place as an additional tool to deal with those people effectively”

The order will be in force from 6am on Saturday and will run until 6am on September 30.

Councillor Andy Boyd, lead member for community safety at Torridge, said: “We want people to enjoy themselves, but in a responsible manner.

“In previous years when the order has been used, significant decreases in offences such as criminal damage, public order and drink related anti-social behaviour have been recorded.”

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