POLICE  DISPERSAL ORDER RESPONSE TO 'TOTALLY DISRESPECTFUL' PARTIES IN LENTON
 

Andrew Topping, writing in the Nottingham Post on Tuesday 22 June 2021, reported that a dispersal order has been put in place in Lenton following reports to Nottinghamshire Police of loud gatherings on Monday night (21 June 2021), reinforcing the 'zero tolerance' approach Police will take if people continue to cause disruption and distress to local residents.

Dispersal order in place across Lenton after 'multiple' reports of loud parties

A leading police inspector has called the parties 'totally disrespectful'

A dispersal order has been put in place following concerns over noise and anti-social behaviour after multiple reports of parties in Lenton.

Nottinghamshire Police received several reports of loud gatherings on Monday night (June 21), leading to the area's neighbourhood inspector calling for people to respect their neighbours.

The dispersal order is in place across Lenton from 6pm on Tuesday (June 22) and will last for 48 hours. 

It gives officers and PCSOs the power to direct people to leave the area if they are being disruptive, and those who continue to cause issues will be arrested. 

No fines were issued for breaches of the Covid restrictions following Monday's carnage, but the incidents "caused distress" to residents living in the area. 

But Inspector Amy English, who polices the area, has moved to reinforce the 'zero tolerance' approach that police will take if people continue to cause disruption.

She said: “It is totally unacceptable that residents should be kept awake into the small hours of the morning on a weekday night because people are partying.

“While we understand that relaxed restrictions mean that people can mix with others indoors and more outdoors, that does not give people a free pass to act in whatever way they please.

“A lot of people have work and young families that are being kept up due to the noise and it is totally disrespectful to ignore this and act inappropriately.

“That is why we have taken the decision to put this order in place. I want residents to know that we understand their concerns and will take action to address them where we can.

“There will be an increased police presence in Lenton tonight and we will proactively be looking to tackle any antisocial behaviour where we see it.”

Inspector English is also keen to remind the public that Covid-19 still remains a threat and can be easily spread.

She added: “Cases of Covid-19 continue to rise and when people are drinking and socialising, there is always a chance for the disease to spread further.

"Remember, you may have Covid-19 and be asymptomatic, so please be mindful when spending time with others that you may be unknowingly putting them at risk.

“Also, vaccines are not immediately effective and just because you have had your first jab, that does not mean you are fully protected against the virus and the variants.

“Please remain cautious and follow the government guidelines around hands, face and space."

Dispersal order in place across Lenton after 'multiple' reports of loud parties - Nottinghamshire Live

EDITOR'S NOTE:

On the Covid-19 Active Case Statistics page of Nottingham University's website (Covid-19 – active case statistics - The University of Nottingham), the university states that 'Reporting on this page has been paused due to the end of the academic year and the fact that the majority of our students are no longer in Nottingham. It will resume in September at the start of the 2021/2022 academic year'. Asssuming that the people whose behaviour was 'totally disrespectful' are students, the conclusion is that either they are Nottingham Trent University students, or that, if they are Nottingham University students, they are part of the (substantial) minority for whom Nottingham University's Code of Discipline seems a totally inadequate and ineffective deterrent.