ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow wrote to Brian Keane, CEO of Harlow Council, and Chief Inspector Matt Cornish at Essex Police to highlight the growing concern with anti-social behaviour in Old Harlow.
Robert’s letter comes after a number of residents in Market Street, Old Harlow, have given accounts of verbal and physical abuse, drug dealing and alcohol misuse. They have also shared their concerns relating to breaches of the pubs’ licenses, including blaring music and inadequate numbers of staff manning the doors.
Robert Halfon said: “It is simply not right that residents in Market Street have experienced verbal abuse and seen physical fights. Their day-to-day life is being disrupted by anti-social behaviour.
“I want to support the pubs’ business in the area, but I also want to ensure that they are neighbourly to the community around them. Both the Council and Essex Police have a role to play here.”
After Robert’s calls for Dispersal Orders at peak times, orders were granted over the weekend, allowing police to disperse individuals before tensions escalate.
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