Dispersal Order extended by one month:
Surrey Police has today announced on the Guildford Beat (Surrey Police) Facebook site that it has extended the dispersal order for a month to continue tackling issues around anti-social behaviour in Ash. The Dispersal Order in Ash Wharf was first issued on 7th May 2021 and was due to end on 14th June 2021. The Dispersal order has been widely welcomed by the community, who continue to work with the police by reporting issues. In the announcement, the police advised that they have been working with partners in the area to find longer term solutions to tackle the issue.
The announcement in full is provided below.
This dispersal order has been extended in the same area for a further month, starting from today, between the hours of 2pm and midnight, in order to assist officers in addressing the issues around anti-social behaviour in Ash.
The dispersal order gives us the power to direct anyone committing crime or disorder to leave the dispersal area – this includes the belief that they may, or are likely to, harass or cause alarm or distress to anyone else.
Patrols have been increased and have been focused in this area during these times.The neighbourhood team has also been working closely with partners in the area to find a way forward and come up with longer term solutions to tackle the issue.
Please continue to report anti-social behaviour to us – you can do this by privately messaging us via Facebook or on our website https://www.surrey.police.uk/ro/report/asb/asb/report-antisocial-behaviour
Always call 999 in an emergency.
A copy of the DISPERSAL ORDER ASH WHARF 14.06.2021 has been transcribed below.
DISPERSAL ORDER:-ASH WHARF, ASH
15th June 2021 to 14th July 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 34 of The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
The order will be active every day between 1400 hours and midnight from the 15th June 2021 until 14th July 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.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
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 ICAD P21094845 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
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