Uttlesford: The list of things the police help with ‘is actually endless’
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Dunmow Town Council’s estates manager Mark Ropkins says the list of things Uttlesford Community Policing Team helps him with ‘is actually endless’.
“We have a very good relationship with the police.
“They’ve been very useful to us when we’ve had to call them about certain things such as anti-social behaviour, or to ask advice about legal issues, or for help with recovery of lost property and vehicles,” says Mr Ropkins, who is responsible for open spaces and council buildings in Dunmow.
“A motorbike was dumped at Castleden Meadows recently and we were very concerned because it was about 20m from a fishing pond. We suspected it had been stolen and were worried that, if it was left there, it could have been put into the pond and, potentially, caused contamination.
“We rang the police to report our concerns and by the afternoon the police had found the owner and got the motorcycle removed. It was brilliant because it’s a very deep pond and, if it had ended up in there, it would have been an absolute nightmare.
“It’s instant action from the police which was absolutely brilliant.
“And the other weekend we had some revellers who decided to camp by the Doctor’s Pond and police came and moved them on because of some anti-social behaviour. We were having a lot of complaints from residents but the police came out and sorted out the problem.
“It was excellent. Just what we need.”
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