Harrow Police release map showing dispersal zone

Harrow Times: Police have released this map which shows the borders of the dispersal zone Police have released this map which shows the borders of the dispersal zone

South Harrow people can now see exactly where is covered by a new dispersal zone brought in to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Police have been given additional powers to tackle nuisance youths in South Harrow after complaints about unruly behaviour.

Within the zone, which covers Northolt Road and neighbouring streets, officers can break-up groups suspected of anti-social behaviour and ask them to leave the area.

Young people under the age of 16 who are unaccompanied by a responsible adult between 9pm and 6am can be returned to their home.

Failure to comply with police could lead to a fine, up to three months' imprisonment or both.

To deter youths from gathering, thirteen six-foot high steel gates will be put up at the end of every alleyway along Northolt Road from Roxeth Grove to Parkfield Road.

The zone will be in effect for six months and has been introduced by Harrow Council and police after residents and businesses complained of crime and anti-social behaviour.

Harrow Council leader and Roxeth Ward councillor Thaya Idaikkadar said: "Those who choose to behave in an aggressive and threatening manner can make people feel anxious and nervous – and can even drive residents and visitors away from an area.

“These powers will allow the police to nip this sort of behaviour in the bud before it escalates and causes more trouble.”

The scheme has been brought under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 and will run until June 11, 2013.
 

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7:30am Thu 3 Jan 13

surfnutt says...

Like the one in wealdstone? Where gangs of streetrats gather to sell drugs every night and the winos drink openly in the street? Itsall very well having these laws but totally useless if you havent the resources to apply them.
Like the one in wealdstone? Where gangs of streetrats gather to sell drugs every night and the winos drink openly in the street? Itsall very well having these laws but totally useless if you havent the resources to apply them. surfnutt
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11:25am Thu 3 Jan 13

Harrow Rani says...

About as much use as a chocolate tea pot.
About as much use as a chocolate tea pot. Harrow Rani
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9:05pm Thu 3 Jan 13

surfnutt says...

Well said Rani i could not agree more, In wealdstone there are traders who let these rats congregate in there establishments : The new sams chicken, the Betting shops as these are open late its high time these were closed down as no one wants to run the gauntlet of drug dealers its hardly a friendly area is it
Well said Rani i could not agree more, In wealdstone there are traders who let these rats congregate in there establishments : The new sams chicken, the Betting shops as these are open late its high time these were closed down as no one wants to run the gauntlet of drug dealers its hardly a friendly area is it surfnutt
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10:05am Fri 4 Jan 13

Harrow Rani says...

I doubt there is any area in Harrow that isnt rife with drugs, alcohol and anti-social behaviour. I moved out of Wealdstone as soon as the area was taken over by Somalian gangs,. Now, living in the Ward of Qatada, I realise I have not improved my position much. There are no go areas in South Harrow where again, gang culture and drugs are rife. These dispersal zones do little more than pay lip service to the people of Harrow. The real assurance will come when criminals are caught and have the absolute certaintly of a conviction and incaceration. Until then, Harrow Police are wasting their time and our money.
I doubt there is any area in Harrow that isnt rife with drugs, alcohol and anti-social behaviour. I moved out of Wealdstone as soon as the area was taken over by Somalian gangs,. Now, living in the Ward of Qatada, I realise I have not improved my position much. There are no go areas in South Harrow where again, gang culture and drugs are rife. These dispersal zones do little more than pay lip service to the people of Harrow. The real assurance will come when criminals are caught and have the absolute certaintly of a conviction and incaceration. Until then, Harrow Police are wasting their time and our money. Harrow Rani
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1:01pm Sat 5 Jan 13

DimSum says...

Harrow ! Chuckle !
Harrow ! Chuckle ! DimSum
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8:06pm Sat 5 Jan 13

jackdaw says...

The police consultation meeting at Harrrow Civic Centre 10th Janaury 2013 at 5.30pm and lasting only one hour will be of no help to residents.

I agree with Independent Councillor Husain Akhtar that one hour would not allow enough time for policing in Harrow to be discussed.

It will not be a true consultation with any depth but just a box ticking exercise to say that Stephen Greenhalgh had visited Harrow and spoken to residents. Will he take any notice at all about what residents have to say. I feel Harrow taxpayers will not get value for money from this visit.

You only have to read the pages of the Harrow Times to be aware of residents' concerns and a brief visit from Stephen Greenhalgh would seem to be cheating residents of their chance to make their views and questions known.

It seems this is a shabby charade which is being paid for by Harrow taxpayers.”
The police consultation meeting at Harrrow Civic Centre 10th Janaury 2013 at 5.30pm and lasting only one hour will be of no help to residents. I agree with Independent Councillor Husain Akhtar that one hour would not allow enough time for policing in Harrow to be discussed. It will not be a true consultation with any depth but just a box ticking exercise to say that Stephen Greenhalgh had visited Harrow and spoken to residents. Will he take any notice at all about what residents have to say. I feel Harrow taxpayers will not get value for money from this visit. You only have to read the pages of the Harrow Times to be aware of residents' concerns and a brief visit from Stephen Greenhalgh would seem to be cheating residents of their chance to make their views and questions known. It seems this is a shabby charade which is being paid for by Harrow taxpayers.” jackdaw
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8:09pm Sat 5 Jan 13

jackdaw says...

At a start time of 5.30pm and lasting only for one hour this meeting will be finished before the majority of Harrow residents and taxpayers will have arrived home from work.

Consultation? I smell a rat.”
At a start time of 5.30pm and lasting only for one hour this meeting will be finished before the majority of Harrow residents and taxpayers will have arrived home from work. Consultation? I smell a rat.” jackdaw
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