Residents told: Report danger bikes

CHADWELL St Mary residents are being urged to report nuisance motorcyclists if they’re seen tearing around the village.

Peter Saunders, chairman of the Chadwell St Mary Community Forum, recently met with Chief Insp Alan Cotgrove, the borough commander, where the resurgance in dangerous motorcyclists – who ride on pavements without helmets and on bikes that do not have licence plates – was top of the agenda.

The problem has existed in the area for a while, but Mr Saunders is urging residents to report sightings to the police, so they can clamp down on it.

Over the summer months, there have been good results, with ten bikes being scrapped.

Mr Saunders said: “A certain number of people ride motorbikes around the area. “They don’t wear crash helmets and the bikes have no number plates. They ride them anywhere they like.

“It’s a small, but significant minority that do it and they’re a danger. “If it was just noise, it would be a real nuisance, but the fact is it’s dangerous too and they aren’t concerned with it.”

He added signs have been put up by the police which give them power to crush vehicles being used anti-socially, but they have been vandalised.

He added: “It’s about getting people to report it. We have people coming to meetings and bringing it up, but the police can only deal with the problem if it’s reported.”

Chadwell St Mary ward councillor Barbara Rice said there has been an improvement in the situation.

She said: “We’ve had it ongoing for a long time. Whenever I have seen it and reported it, the police come down quickly and are very good.

“The problem is, one group of youngsters moves on and then another gets into it.”

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11:46am Thu 8 Nov 12

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11:57am Thu 8 Nov 12

Thurrock guy! says...

Ok, wow 1 I've called the police when you see adults with little kids with no helmets on tearing around chadwell! I've called police a quite a few times! I also have inside knowledge that when a certain person goes back to there place of work they say " all I ever hear about is bloody motorbikes" well do something about it and put some police resource into it! Chadwell in certain parts are turning into the smashed window effect! Some people might get that. When someone dies ( chances a child) which for one second I hope not! I will go to the courts with my crime/incident numbers and explaine that nothing was done! better lighting is needed and restrictions for access on fields.
Ok, wow 1 I've called the police when you see adults with little kids with no helmets on tearing around chadwell! I've called police a quite a few times! I also have inside knowledge that when a certain person goes back to there place of work they say " all I ever hear about is bloody motorbikes" well do something about it and put some police resource into it! Chadwell in certain parts are turning into the smashed window effect! Some people might get that. When someone dies ( chances a child) which for one second I hope not! I will go to the courts with my crime/incident numbers and explaine that nothing was done! better lighting is needed and restrictions for access on fields. Thurrock guy!
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1:58pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Mamma Mia says...

The Gazette must be staffed by mind readers - I was going to call the police about this today but have been too busy at work. These people are a real menace - weaving in and out of traffic and going on to the wrong side of the road most of the time (when they aren't riding up the pavement). As they don't have number plates on their bikes, would it be of any help to the police if we took photos of these offenders, or would we just get our faces/windows smashed in? I've got my suspicions one of them is a neighbour's son, as he rides around our street quite often. They are so inconsiderate and anti-social. When they get killed, it will be everybody else's fault and mummy will want an enquiry. I've also noticed that quite often, these riders are not that young either - quite old enough to know better - must set a wonderful example to their kids.
The Gazette must be staffed by mind readers - I was going to call the police about this today but have been too busy at work. These people are a real menace - weaving in and out of traffic and going on to the wrong side of the road most of the time (when they aren't riding up the pavement). As they don't have number plates on their bikes, would it be of any help to the police if we took photos of these offenders, or would we just get our faces/windows smashed in? I've got my suspicions one of them is a neighbour's son, as he rides around our street quite often. They are so inconsiderate and anti-social. When they get killed, it will be everybody else's fault and mummy will want an enquiry. I've also noticed that quite often, these riders are not that young either - quite old enough to know better - must set a wonderful example to their kids. Mamma Mia
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2:13pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Thurrock guy! says...

I would also like to add PCSO driving police cars now? The whole idea of a PCSO is to be on the beat! Why are they driving police cars they are not police. I tried to contact the TEAM! Oh no one about, duty sgt sorry got bigger things happening at the mo! We need a proactive police service in Thurrock! We need an inspector to wave bye to all the politics and say right, let's hit chadwell and so on, and stop and search! Get there coppers noses back! The Essex police reform was tosh! Didn't work in other county's not working here! Bring back old school policing!
I would also like to add PCSO driving police cars now? The whole idea of a PCSO is to be on the beat! Why are they driving police cars they are not police. I tried to contact the TEAM! Oh no one about, duty sgt sorry got bigger things happening at the mo! We need a proactive police service in Thurrock! We need an inspector to wave bye to all the politics and say right, let's hit chadwell and so on, and stop and search! Get there coppers noses back! The Essex police reform was tosh! Didn't work in other county's not working here! Bring back old school policing! Thurrock guy!
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