A dispersal order will be in place over the weekend to tackle nuisance vehicles in Swale. It will operate from 7pm this eveining (Friday 19th May) until 7pm on Sunday (21st May) evening and includes Ridham Dock, Sheppey Way, Old Ferry Road, Swale Way, Barge Way, Neats Court Retail Park, Rushenden and Rushenden Marshes.
Kent Police say the enforcement "is due to an increase in reports of nuisance vehicles and, in some cases, dangerous driving at weekends. It allows officers to stop anyone involved in anti-social behaviour and move them on".
Inspector Ryan Chase, of the Swale Community Safety Unit, told SFM News: "Residents and visitors to the area have reported concerns about the dangers posed to other road users and the impact on the quality of life of the local community.The order gives our officers additional powers to require anyone causing a nuisance to leave the area and, if necessary, arrest those who return once dispersed. Those who persist in this behaviour also risk having their vehicles seized."
Anybody who wishes to report instances of antisocial behaviour should report it online via the Kent Police website at www.kent.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/