Sunday, 18 April 2010

Labour crackdown on gangs on Stockwell estates

Your Labour team were out collecting signatures for a petition on crime in the Studley Estate recently, and talking to residents on the Stockwell Gardens Estate. You told us that gangs of youths hanging around the estate is a real worry for residents.

The good news is that thanks to your efforts, the local police have now put in place a ‘dispersal zone’ which means they have the power to tell  gangs of people who are loitering in the area to leave, and the police will take their details.

This new power should help make residents feel that bit safer as they go about their normal lives. We believe no-one should feel intimidated in their local area. The powers are now in place, but this won’t affect people who are just carrying on with their normal routine, and it isn’t a blanket curfew.

If you see anyone loitering in the area or causing anti-social behaviour, please call the Stockwell police team on 07920 233836 or the council's anti-social behaviour team on 020 7926 4000 (weekdays, 9am to 6pm).

Here is an approximate map of the dispersal zone: