Police tackle anti-social behaviour at Sherwood Pines and Vicar Water
Police are stepping up efforts to tackle trespassing, off-road biking and anti-social behaviour at beauty spots Sherwood Pines and Vicar Water Country Park
Officers have met with residents from Clipstone and Edwinstowe, the Forestry Commission, Harworth Estates and Network Rail following reports of off-road vehicle nuisance and fly-tipping at Sherwood Pines as well as vandalism and a catalogue of fire-related issues at Vicar Water Country Park.
The meeting comes as Newark & Sherwood District Council have approved a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) banning folk from lighting fires, barbecues, Chinese lanterns, fireworks or objects posing a fire risk at the award winning Green Flag park.
And as part of measures designed to clampdown on unruly behaviour, police have also started patrolling Sherwood Pines via its Operation Jericho operation.
Chad has reported how walkers have felt intimidated by off-road vehicles, quad and bike users – while dozens of fridges and freezers and drug paraphernalia have been dumped in the Deerdale Lane area of Sherwood Pines.
In a statement on Facebook, Sherwood Police, Ollerton, Clipstone and villages police team said: “Access points used by the bikers on to the private land were visited. Plans are now being put in motion to repair damaged fences and block off areas that shouldn't be used.
"This will hopefully reduce the nuisance caused to those who live locally and legitmate users of Sherwood Pines and Vicar Water Country Park.
“With our continued patrols in the area as part of our Operation Jericho hopefully the message will soon get out that off road bikers are not welcome in Sherwood Pines.”