Chesterfield beauty spot reopens after crime fears

Members of the public were banned from entering the Garden of Fragrance after it was closed amid alleged yobbish behaviour. Picture by Brian Eyre.
Members of the public were banned from entering the Garden of Fragrance after it was closed amid alleged yobbish behaviour. Picture by Brian Eyre.
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A Chesterfield beauty spot has reopened after it was closed amid reports of anti-social behaviour.

Last month, Chesterfield Borough Council revealed it had shut the Garden of Fragrance on Rose Hill, near the town hall, after it apparently became a hotspot for yobbish behaviour and drug abuse.

Sergeant Dave Nicholls, the man in charge of the team which polices the town centre, met with the council to discuss the issue and the attraction is now open to members of the public again.

Police have put up signs on the gates encouraging people to report crime by calling 101 and officers will regularly visit the beauty spot.

Sgt Nicholls said: "It's important that members of the public are able to use all the facilities available in the town centre and I will do all I can to ensure this area remains open."