NEW BEETWELL STREET: Dispersal notices issued at problem bus shelters

Police have issued dispersal notices to people sleeping rough at the New Beetwell Street bus shelters.

Tuesday, 4th April 2017, 5:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:42 pm
New Beetwell Street, March 2017.

The notices - which were issued this morning - mean those affected cannot return to the area for 48 hours.

Following the action, Chesterfield Borough Council staff carried out a ‘deep clean’ of the area - which has become a magnet for anti-social behaviour in recent months.

Councillor John Burrows, Chesterfield Borough Council’s leader, said: “We work closely with the police to monitor the area around the bus shelters on New Beetwell Street.

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A 'deep clean' at New Beetwell Street in Chesterfield.

“This morning, the police issued dispersal notices to the people congregating in these bus shelters, this allowed our staff to carry out a deep clean of the area.

“There is cross-party political support to do everything in our powers to deal with this problem and work with partners to find a long-term solution.”

In February, six men were banned for two days, and one man arrested and charged for breaching that ban, following reports of anti-social behaviour in the same area.

Derbyshire Police say the bus shelters are currently being targeted ‘as a priority’ due to ongoing concerns of disorder.

A 'deep clean' underway on New Beetwell Street in Chesterfield.
A 'deep clean' at New Beetwell Street in Chesterfield.
A 'deep clean' underway on New Beetwell Street in Chesterfield.