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Team target vandal-hit road

PUBLISHED: 14:54 16 April 2008 | UPDATED: 14:31 07 July 2010

A Dereham road plagued by late-night vandalism is the latest to be targeted by the town's police safer neighbourhood team.

A large number of people living in George Eliot Way in Toftwood have had damage caused to their properties and been subjected to anti-social behaviour.

A Dereham road plagued by late-night vandalism is the latest to be targeted by the town's police safer neighbourhood team.

A large number of people living in George Eliot Way in Toftwood have had damage caused to their properties and been subjected to anti-social behaviour.

The issue has been included on a list of priorities following the latest community action group meeting organised by the SNT.

Information will be gathered from local residents and an action plan will be drawn up to tackle the problems.

Other Dereham priorities will continue to be Courtenay Close - where youths have been knocking on doors and being abusive - and Charles Close in Toftwood - which has also had anti-social behaviour problems.

In Charles Close, one child has been reprimanded and a family is soon to receive a so-called tenancy at risk letter.

Since Courtenay Close was first made a priority, the number of calls has been cut and a gate has been put up to stop youths getting to the back of the flats.

About 40 people attended the latest meeting and Sgt Terry Scott said he was pleased with the turnout but is looking for more people to attend from villages in the Dereham area.

Contact the team on sntdereham@norfolk.

pnn.police.uk or call 0845 4564567. The next Dereham SNT meeting is on June 3, at 7pm, at Breckland Council offices at Elizabeth House.

PC Matt Howes is the new Dereham town centre beat bobby.

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