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Staveley police crackdown on yobs at shelter

Police are determined to stop anti-social behaviour around a Staveley youth shelter.
Police are determined to stop anti-social behaviour around a Staveley youth shelter.

Police and partners have been teaming up to combat anti-social behaviour around a youth shelter in the area.

Officers from the Staveley Safer Neighbourhood Team received reports from residents regarding anti-social behaviour (ASB), vandalism and littering around the youth shelter on Summerskill Green in Inkersall, Staveley.

Following the reports, officers have been working as part of the Chesterfield Community Safety Partnership to make improvements to the area to help combat the issue.

This has included new panels being added, the shelter being repainted and a new litter bin being added to help to contain the rubbish. The lighting has also been altered by the local council to help improve visibility with further improvement plans being considered.

The team have been working closely with both Spring Well Community College and Netherthorpe School to raise awareness with the youngsters about anti-social behaviour and the effect that it may have on the local community.

PC Adam Case from the Hollingwood, Inkersall and Duckmanton Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “I am pleased to say that we have received no further calls in relation to ASB around the Summerskill Green area since making the improvements.

“We will continue to work closely alongside our partners and schools in the area to monitor to situation and to keep the shelter a place for the youngsters to enjoy without disturbing residents in the area.”

To contact the Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, and follow the team on Twitter: @InkersallSNT