Increase in antisocial driving in Burgess Hill

The warmer weather has prompted an increase in antisocial driving in Burgess Hill, Mid Sussex District Council has said.

It said it has a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in place for the town in a bid to combat the activity.

“We would encourage local residents to contact the police through their website or on 101 in the first instance,” added a spokesman.

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A PSPO can target a range of behaviours and can prohibit specified activities or require certain things to be done by people engaged in certain activities.

The warmer weather has prompted an increase in antisocial driving in Burgess Hill

“It sends a clear message that certain behaviours will not be tolerated and helps reassure residents and businesses that unreasonable conduct is being addressed,” said the district council.

The PSPO prohibits car cruise activity and associated vehicle related nuisance in Burgess Hill.

Authorised police and council officers have the authority to issue fixed penalty notices for PSPO’s.

Further information on the PSPO including prohibited activities and how to report concerns can be found at www.midsussex.gov.uk/environment/anti-social-driving.

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