Warning to off-road motorbike and mini-moto users
The Bridlington Community Team are urging people not to risk injuring themselves and members of the community or falling foul of the law when using off-road motorbikes or mini-moto’s.
There are plenty of opportunities for you to meet your local officers and talk to them about problems you're worried about. You can pop along to Police Surgeries, which are informal drop-in sessions at well visited places in the community. It's a chance to meet your local officers, tell them about crime and antisocial behaviour in your area and get crime prevention advice.
You can also have a say in what your local police and other agencies focus on in your area at Priority Setting Meetings. Any member of the community can go along and talk to local officers and PCSO's, council workers and people from Fire and Rescue about issues you face. What you say at these meetings will help the policing teams decide how they should focus their resources in your area. If you think we're getting it right or wrong at the moment, come along and have your say.
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Anti-social behaviour continues to be a priority for local officers who are constantly looking to identify offenders and deal with them appropriately. We work closely alongside the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and their anti-social behaviour team to reduce the amount of anti-social behaviour we have in Bridlington and surrounding villages. We do this by identifying offenders and if necessary sending individuals’ a fairway letter. A fairway letter is a letter sent by the council after they receive information from the police about an incident. The letter contains details of the incident and the persons’ involvement in the incident. This is sent to their home address. If an individual gets three of these letters they will be invited to the police station to sign an acceptable behaviour contract (ABC). This is a voluntary contract between the police, council and the individual that they will adhere to a number of conditions for a 6 month period. If the individual continues to commit anti-social behaviour, the police can look to apply to the courts for a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO). This order is similar to the ABC but the conditions are issued by the court therefore if they are breached an individual can be arrested and put before the court.
Being a victim of anti-social behaviour can have huge impacts on people’s lives. Although anti-social behaviour can seem like small things such as throwing stones or egging, they impact people differently and can be traumatic experiences.
At Bridlington we understand this and take all instances of anti-social behaviour very seriously and are constantly working in the background to reduce this issue.
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Shop theft currently accounts for a large portion of crime in Bridlington in January, mainly in the South of Bridlington. This area includes the town centre and main supermarkets. This is something that local officers aim to reduce daily and the shops in Bridlington have great relationships with each other and local officer, passing information and intelligence on potential offenders.
They also link in well with civic CCTV who assist wherever possible