Drugs and parking around schools have been elected as Haverhill police’s three priorities.
The three priorities were set at the quarterly public priority-setting meeting of the Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), which was held at the arts centre yesterday (Monday, March 10).
Dealing with drug taking and dealing in public, particularly in Castle Walk and smoking marijuana on the recreation ground, got 37 votes in total to come out top.
Next was drug debt related assaults, put forward by the police and winning 25 votes.
Finally parking in Crowland Road, Hollands Road and around schools got 15 votes.
Inspector Peter Ferrie said: “Thank you very much, you have made three very good choices.”
It marks the first time in years that dealing with illegal parking in Haverhill High Street was not elected as a priority.
That missed out along with illegal Queen Street parking, boy racers and drifters in Rookwood Way, Homefield Road, Chivers Road and Greenfields Way, dog fouling, town centre shoplifting and theft of motorbikes.
The previous three priorities – High Street parking, speeding and cyclists without lights – were all discharged.
The next SNT meeting will be in June.
For the full story and all the latest news see Thursday’s (March 13) Echo.