A dispersal order designed to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Efford will come into effect towards the end of this month.
The order was requested by the police and signed by Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet member for Cooperatives, Housing and Community Safety at Plymouth City Council. It will come into effect on 25 July 2014 for around six months and will be in place around the clock. It will cover the lighter summer evenings as well as the lead up to Bonfire Night and including the Christmas period.
The dispersal area in Efford covers:
- Starting from Deer Park Drive onto Military Road,
- turning right onto Pike Road. Continue along Pike Road until the roundabout at the junction with Old Laira Road.
- Take the second exit onto Old Laira Road. Turn right onto Trefusis Gardens and continue across Trefusis Park to join Compton Vale.
- Cross Blandford Road onto Byland Road. Turn right onto Priory Road, then left onto Chapel Way.
- Turn right onto Eggbuckland Road and continue to Deer Park Drive to complete the boundary.
Councillor Penberthy said: “We are working with the police and other partners to tackle anti-social behaviour in a number of ways.
“The dispersal order helps the police in their work and helps improve the situation in the neighbourhood for those who live there.”
Other measures will include targeting the illegal sale of alcohol, a community information leaflet-drop encouraging local residents to report anti-social behaviour, and the police will engage with local schools in the area. There will also be intervention by youth services.
The dispersal order is subject to call-in by Scrutiny.