Police patrols stepped up in Bemerton Heath after anti-social behaviour

Police patrols stepped up in Bemerton Heath after anti-social behaviour

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 1:08pm 24th July 2020.

2 minute read

Concerns had been raised about drinking and drug use in the Folly, right next to a primary school.

Extra checks have been carried out by Salisbury police and the Wiltshire Council parks team in an area of the Folly that backs onto Woodlands Primary's school field.

They've also been patrolling the Pinewood Way area, as a reassurance to local people.

There had been reports that the area's been 'regularly used by local people' which was causing problems for the children and staff at the school.

Rubbish has been cleared from the site and some logs used for seating have also been removed by Wiltshire Council.

The patrols will continue over the coming weeks, to ensure problems don't return.

Headteacher of Woodlands Primary, Matthew Kitley, said:

"We'd like to thank PCSO Jo Atkinson and the team for taking rapid action to improve the Folly area next to the school field. The whole area has been given a thorough clean up by the Parks Department. This will help to reduce any anti-social behaviour and will ensure that it is safe for our Nursery children to play outside and use the play trail. Many thanks."

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