Crackdown stops car cruisers
CAR cruising events have stopped completely in Notts following a crackdown in Netherfield, it is claimed.
Notts Police and councils say they have driven away regular meetings of up to 500 vehicles at the Victoria Retail Park.
Early in the year cars would descend on the area after the shops closed, prompting complaints from people living nearby.
But in August the South Notts Community Safety Partnership – which includes Gedling Borough Council, Notts County Council and Notts Police – said the problem had been solved after a court injunction brought out in April banned the meetings.
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The county council said yesterday they believed there were now no other car cruising spots in Notts after the action, but pledged to keep the meetings away.
Councillor Mick Murphy said: "Although our action has driven the problem out of Nottinghamshire for now, the council and its partners will remain vigilant to the danger of similar activity springing up elsewhere and be ready to deal with it swiftly and robustly.
"The action we have taken has provided a template for how the problem can be dealt with in other parts of Notts and the rest of the country."
People are encouraged to report car cruiser meetings to their local district or borough councils or to police on 101.