Dispersal Order in place to prevent car cruiser event
Crime / Fri 26th Apr 2019 pm30 03:46pm
A DISPERSAL order will be in place in Edinburgh Way and surrounding roads in Harlow this weekend, after reports of a planned car cruise event.
The order will run from 6pm today, Friday, April 26 to 2am on Sunday, April 28.
This gives officers the power to order those causing anti-social behaviour to leave the area. Breaching any direction given under the order is a criminal offence.
Inspector Tony Walker, of Harlow’s Community Policing Team said: “Previous events have caused significant distress to residents and other road users.
“This has included concerns about the manner of driving, noise from car exhausts and engines and loud music played into the early hours.
“Over the past few months, we’ve issued a number of dispersal orders in this area to prevent any anti-social behaviour and dangerous driving associated with this type of event and continue to work with the owner’s of the retail park to put a long-term plan in place.”
These car events have been very loud and noisy for a number of months. Residents should not be inconvenienced like this. They could hold them in non residential areas. Nobody wants to stop their fun. They just need to be held somewhere more sensible. The noise has made houses actually vibrate. Especially with the loud bass noise. The owner of the land could solve it by putting a gate on the area like similar retail parks elsewhere. Mark Gough, UKIP Staple Tye. Mark Hall resident.