Residents of March raise concerns

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Dog fouling and street drinking were highlighted as concerns by residents at a neighbourhood forum.

The issues were raised by people from March at the event on Monday (July 1) and now police and Fenland District Council will work to tackle them.

Officers and representatives from the district council were available in the Fenland Community Safety Partnership New Horizon outreach vehicle in Broad Street, while residents were also invited to speak to police, local councillors and representatives from district and county councils at the Town Hall, in Market Place.

The results of a questionnaire put to residents has also revealed that around half of respondents raised no issues at all and 60 per cent considered the level of crime and anti-social behaviour in March to be low.

PCSO Rachel Cheverton said: “I would like to thank everyone who gave their time to take part in the questionnaire: their views and opinions are essential to our priority setting process.

“Fenland District Council will lead on concerns regarding dog fouling while street drinking will be tackled by PCSOs, police officers and the council’s CCTV services.

“Officers will patrol areas affected and enforce the controlled drinking zones. Alcohol can be confiscation and, if required, people can be asked to leave an area if their presence has or is expected to cause disorder.

“In addition, the district council licensing team will continue to ensure that licensees abide by their licence conditions.”

Although not highlighted at the forum, speeding concerns will continue to be addressed through Speedwatch and speed enforcement.