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Angry Spalding resident demands action on park bike nuisance

An angry resident says the authorities are not taking action to tackle a problem with a mini moto racing around a play area.

The man, who asked to remain anonymous, is concerned about a teenager using a motorbike on a play area off Queens Road in Spalding – and fears that an accident could happen.

He says he has tried to raise the issue with staff at Spalding Police Station and with South Holland District Council.

Police have asked people to report issues to them. Picture: Stock image
Police have asked people to report issues to them. Picture: Stock image

The man said: “People are put off from using the play area. It looks a mess.

“One day there will be a big problem with kids trying to pass from one side to another. It is not a place for racing with a mini moto.

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“I am worried he is going to knock down kids as they are trying to use the play area. Kids don’t stop as he says he wants to race.”

The man said he has recently tried to report the issue at the police station and says that a police car did go by the area but no action was taken as it was on council-owned property.

He also says that he had tried to report the issue at the district council offices but was told to write a letter.

The man said: “Nobody is doing anything. I have lived here for 21 years and it is not the same road. I am really upset and angry about the situation because before it was a quiet space and special place. Now it is unbelievable.

“We pay for the police and they say speak to the council and if he goes on the main road they will speak with him. I don’t understand.”

South Holland Neighbourhood Policing Insp Matthew Dickinson said: “We encourage members of the public to report any inappropriate use of mini motor vehicles direct to the police control room on 101, or 999 where there is an immediate risk to some ones safety.

“When such reports are made officers will be dispatched to make further enquiries, which would include identifying any witnesses to said behaviour, and suitable action will be taken against those found to be committing any offences.”

We approached the district council for comment but they said they were not aware of any problems and do not have enforcement powers.

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