LETTER: Anti-social behaviour in Chesterfield is getting worse

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The anti-social behaviour in the town centre is getting out of control.

The past few weeks when I have walked through the town I have seen drunks passed out on benches in the Market Place. I’ve also witnessed multiple fights in broad daylight.

The town hall has become a hang out spot for drinkers. I was walking up to the town hall from Queen’s Park and there were about ten people in a tent on the green outside the town hall, they all had beer cans and we’re shouting and swearing at 3pm.

I’m a young woman and it’s getting to the point where I don’t feel safe here anymore.

Why isn’t anything being done about it?

I’ve reported things to the police numerous times and I feel I’ve been met with nonchalance.

The town centre is getting a bad reputation and it upsets me greatly. I just don’t want to see my town end up in such a sorry state. I dread to think what visitors think when they see people drinking on the town hall and people asleep on benches with cans all around them.

I have lived here all my life and I have noticed it is getting worse. I hope it can be dealt with sooner rather than later.’

Sarah M

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