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Respect Your Neighbourhood Zone - Poringland

Following complaints of Anti-Social Behaviour within the recreational facilities at Poringland, PC Tom Harvey worked with the Parish Council to obtain funding for a new initiative.

The ‘Respect Your Neighbourhood Zone' was created in an attempt to educate people about the impact that anti-social behaviour has on local residents, users of the recreational facilities and members of the community who fund projects and hold classes at the Memorial Playing Field.

PC Tom Harvey of Poringland Safer Neighbourhood Team said; "As a local community team we will monitor the ‘Respect your neighbourhood zone' and deal appropriately and proportionately with any persons causing Anti-Social Behaviour or committing criminal offences.

"This is a concept that has been offered to all of the Parishes within our Safer Neighbourhood Team, with Poringland being the Parish Council taking the initiative on and obtaining funding for this project. We look forward to working with the local Parish Council and local residents in making a success of the Respect Your Neighbourhood Zones initiative.”

The sign has been placed at the entrance to the playing field and anyone witnessing ASB or criminal activity is encouraged to contact the police on 101 (non-emergency) or 999 (emergency).

Poringland Parish Council Clerk Catherine Moore said; "we are delighted to be launching the new ‘Respect Your Neighbourhood' zones. The initiative has been implemented with the support of the Safer Neighbourhood Team in Poringland, and will see signs being erected in strategic locations around the village in a bid to combat anti-social behaviour.

"The signs have been designed by Norfolk Constabulary and provided by the Parish Council with support from a Ward Member grant from South Norfolk Councillor Lisa Neal. They remind residents that dog fouling and anti-social behaviour is not acceptable, and give the Police more powers of enforcement to move gatherings of people on.”

Further signs will be placed in other recreational play areas within the coming weeks.