Sandhills anti-social behaviour no longer top ten police priority


Tensions over a spate of anti-social behaviour– which put Sandhills on a police top ten priority list– have eased as the nights drew in over winter, according to Leighton Buzzard and Linslade sergeant Andy Rivers.

During a meeting of the town council’s police liason committee in late October, residents from Sandhills expressed concerns over the anti-social behaviour of a group of children aged six to 14 years old, who were regularly meeting in the park on the corner of Reeve Close/Draper Way.

The problem was identified as one of Sgt Rivers’ top ten neighbourhood priorities, leading to an increased presence of PCSOs.

‘Acceptable behaviour contracts’ were also considered for the youths, though none have been drawn up.

Sgt Rivers told the LBO: “There were issues on Johnson Drive and Reeve Close with a group of children causing residents hell but as far as I am aware it is no longer an issue.

“We used more resources and worked in partnership with Central Beds Council and the problem got better as the evenings got shorter.”