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Big push for Martham club

PUBLISHED: 10:45 12 September 2009 | UPDATED: 15:00 03 July 2010

PROGRESS is being made towards re-opening a youth club in Martham - with police and parish councillors working together on the project.

It is hoped providing a youth venue will help tackle anti social behaviour amongst of a minority of youngsters in the village.

PROGRESS is being made towards re-opening a youth club in Martham - with police and parish councillors working together on the project.

It is hoped providing a youth venue will help tackle anti social behaviour amongst of a minority of youngsters in the village.

The issue was amongst those on the agenda at a meeting of the Rural Flegg Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel last week.

PC Rachel Houghton is leading the safer neighbourhood team's efforts to set up the youth club.

Police have also carried out a high number of patrols in the village to tackle problems caused by badly behaved youths.

The action of local officers has led to a good response from local children and residents.

Numerous youths have been spoken to and moved on from areas where they gather in groups causing fear to local residents.

Most of these have been good natured and very co-operative with local police.

A number of badly behaved teenagers have moved to other village locations and it remains a priority to take action against those involved with the support of parents and schools.

Parking problems in the village are being tackled with notices issued and warnings given to drivers.

A series patrols and speed checks have been carried out in Filby and Thrigby over the past three months by the SNT and response and road policing officers.

Verbal warnings have been issued to speeding drivers, but most have been sticking to or below the speed limit.

Priorities for the next three months are: target youth anti-social behaviour in Martham, which has been highlighted by residents, and lack of youth facilities in the village; promote future priority setting meetings to encourage members of the public to attend.

Contact: The Flegg Rural Villages Safer Neighbourhood Team on 08454564567 or sntfleggruralvillages@norfolk.pnn.police.uk.

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