Police issue Dispersal Order in Ash Wharf

Ash Wharf Dispersal Order

Following the urgent meeting, Surrey Police have responded to Cllr Nigel Manning’s request and have confirmed a dispersal order will be issued from 2PM Friday 7th May until the 14th June Ash Parish News has asked Cllr Manning for comment and has said “I am extremely pleased that the Police have listened to my request and have responded so positively to reassure residents that action is being taken“.

In the police order, residents are asked to contact 101 quoting Dispersal Order NICHE 45210038753 if they experience an issue whilst this order is enforced.

As part of the ongoing corporation between Ash Parish Council and the Police, Cllr Nigel Manning has historically asked for, and secured dispersal orders during periods such as Halloween which has previously seen increased reports of anti-social behaviour.

Update 15/06/2021

The dispersal order has been extended for one month, see https://ashparish.org/2021/06/15/surrey-police-extend-dispersal-order-in-ash-wharf

A copy of the DISPERSAL ORDER ASH WHARF 05.05.2021 has been transcribed below.


7th May 2021 to 14th June 2021

Due to ongoing anti-social behaviour in the above area Surrey Police have decided to issue a dispersal order for the area above under Section 35 of The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The order will be active every day between 1400 hours and midnight from the 7th May 2021 until 14th June 2021

During these times Surrey Police can direct a person to leave the designated area and not return for up to 48 hours, if they have reasonable grounds to suspect that the behaviour of a person in the area has contributed or is likely to contribute to members of the public in the area being alarmed, harassed or distressed or due to the occurrence in the area of crime and disorder.

Failure to comply with an order to disperse or returning to the area whilst excluded is a criminal offence.

A Police Officer may also return to their homes, young people under the age of 16 who are unsupervised in public places after 9pm.


If you are experiencing alarm, harassment or distress associated with groups gathering in the area outlined in the map overleaf, please call the number below ensuring that you mention to the operator the
Dispersal Order NICHE 45210038753 and the problems you are experiencing

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police.
Call 101 for all non-emergency policing matters.


With you, making Surrey safer


Dispersal Order

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