Stevens Close Watch

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Welcome.

Stevens Close Watch is a local community based website created to safeguard and protect the residents of Stevens Close, Canvey Island. Our aim is to keep a close eye and report any acts that threaten our right to reside in a safe and peaceful environment.

Hi, my name is Donna and I am the site coordinator. Please contact me if you have any concerns or worries, I am here to help.

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DRUG DEALERS.

Well done Stevens Close. This situation has now been dealth with. Thank you for your support.

We have been invaded by organised crime. A motorhome and a number of other vehicles have parked up in the car park area at the end of our park, using it as a base to sell drugs locally and returning in the evenings to sleep in the motorhome. Please be carefull when in and around this area as we do not know the full extent of their intended activities. This matter has been reported to the Council and local authorities.

Motorhome: White Transit: YD61 CBU

PSPOs

PSPOs.

Public spaces protection orders (PSPOs) allow us to work with the police to control antisocial behaviour in public places. A PSPO imposes prohibitions or restrictions in a public place to stop people committing antisocial behaviour. Breaking a PSPO is a criminal offence which can result in a fixed penalty notice (FPN) of £100, or a fine of up to £1,000 if prosecuted.

Current PSPOs

  • Begging through intimidation
  • Control of alcohol consumption
  • Loitering and causing nuisance in and around council estates

It has been brought to our attention that there are residents in Stevens Close that sit on the grass areas at the side of the flats sun bathing and drinking alchohol causing a nuisance and disturbing the other residents in and around the area. This is very intimidating and is preventing other residents from using the path to enter their homes.

This has been reported to both the council and the Police. Do not approach these residents as there has been incidents of violent confrontations from them whilst in a drunken state in the past. If you do fall victim to one of these confrontations, report them to the council / Police.

FLY TIPPING

I have received a number of complaints from residents in the park about certain residents putting furniture and other items outside their properties. This is not allowed and will be reported to the council. Please refrain from doing this as it creates an unsightly addition to our well kept park.