Ash Wharf Dispersal Order extended until November

Ash Wharf Dispersal Order

Dispersal Order extended until 14 November :

Cllr Jo Randall has confirmed to Ash Parish News that Surrey Police has extended the Dispersal Order until November. Both Cllrs Nigel Manning and Jo Randall have continued to work with Surrey Police, where they have successfully made representations to secure this extension.

The order is aimed at tackling issues around anti-social behaviour in Ash. The Dispersal Order in Ash Wharf was first issued on 7th May 2021 and will now be continued until 14th November 2021. This order does not forbid the lawful gathering of persons, but it does give the police the power to dispersal if required.

The announcement in full is provided below.

Police Announcement

The current dispersal order in Ash, which was put in place to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area, has been renewed.
The dispersal order gives officers the power to direct anyone committing anti-social behaviour in the area outlined in the below map to leave and not return, or face arrest. The order will be in place until 14 November 2021 every day between the hours of 2pm and midnight.
Anti-social behaviour has been an ongoing concern in the area of Ash over the past several months. We are working closely with local partners to form a long-term solution to this issue and have seen good levels of compliance with previous dispersal orders.
If you see anyone committing anti-social behaviour in Ash, please report it to us as soon as you can. You can do this by privately messaging us on social media or via our website >…/report-antisocial…/.
In an emergency, always call 999.


A copy of the DISPERSAL ORDER ASH WHARF 14.09.2021 has been transcribed below.


14th September 2021 to 14th November 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.


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

www.surrey.police.ukDispersal Order

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