Officers tackle residents’ concerns at beat surgery
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The Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team and the University Policing Team held a joint beat surgery in South Hatfield last week to speak to local residents and students.
On Wednesday 9 November, PCSO Joanne Woods and PCSO Carl Donovan were at St John’s Church in Bishops Rise, available to chat through concerns and issue crime prevention advice.
PCSO Joanne Woods said: “I’d like to thank all those who took the time to come along and speak to us.
“Residents shared concerns around e-scooters and bikes on pavements. This is really useful for us to know and has been shared back to the team so appropriate action can be taken.
“I would like to take this opportunity to remind residents of the legality around e-scooters. They are illegal to ride on public land unless as part of a government trial. However, there are no such trials taking place anywhere in Hatfield meaning that you are breaking the law if you ride them about the town. There can be serious penalties for those found offending – including points on your licence. If you’re a parent and you allow your child to ride them illegally, your own driving licence could be affected.
“Finally, for those who could not attend the surgery please remember you can still share your views on local policing issues by using our community voice platform, echo.”
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