Police in Holt have issued 10 fixed penalty notices to vehicles with no road tax. Officers have been targeting untaxed and uninsured vehicles as part of a priority to combat vehicle crime over the last two months. The crackdown has seen 10 people fined for untaxed vehicles and several fixed penalty notices issued for not MOT or insurance.
Officers from the local Neighbourhood Policing Team also carried out numerous breath tests over the festive period with one driver testing positive. The results were revealed at the Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) meeting on Wednesday, January 6. Panel members were told what action police had taken to tackle the three priorities of: Illegal use of untaxed and uninsured vehicles Anti-social behaviour at Briston Social Club Interaction with Holt Youth Project to reduce anti-social behaviour Officers have carried out high visibility patrols during evenings and weekends and used unmarked vehicles to patrol the area around the social club in a bid to deter anti-social behaviour.
About 20 people have been stopped and accounted for and police have given words of advice. Members of the policing team have been forging closer links with the Holt Youth Project and officers are due to attend several events organised in 2010 including a talk on alcohol. Issues raised by panel members during the meeting included speeding in Bodham, underage drinking in Holt and anti-social behaviour in Melton Constable.
The panel agreed on three new priorities which are: Speeding on A148 in High Kelling and Bodham and The Street, Bodham Criminal damage and anti-social behaviour in and around Holt town centre Engagement with licensed premises The next meeting will take place on March 3, 2010, at the Holt Youth Project, Old Station Way, Holt, at 7pm.