Chesterfield's MP worried about ongoing anti social behaviour

Toby Perkins has raised concerns over issues in Staveley and Inkersall.

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has spoken out after a series of incidents in his constituency.

Incidents include rocks being thrown during matches at Staveley Miners Welfare, and the team bus being vandalised.

The Member of Parliament has offered his solutions to the issue, and says cooperation is key;

"There's a responsibility on everyone. Police, Council, Social Services to ensure there's diversionary activities and alternatives, but also that these things are policed and those who step out of line are dealt with.

"We need better CCTV and lighting. The biggest deterrent is the thought of being caught. 

The police are over stretched. The result is greater demands on them, but we need them to be out on the streets in the evenings".

As well as concerns over peoples safety, MP Perkins was worried about the financial aspect of the anti social behaviour;

"Sometimes the cost falls on the tax payer, but usually the business. There is a big economic cost.

"The football club in Staveley have had rocks thrown over the stand during games, which is dangerous to fans and players alike".

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