Tackling off-road and nuisance motorcycles in Offerton

Following contact from local residents across Offerton regarding off-road and road-legal motorcycles being driven dangerously your local Liberal Democrat councillors are working with the local neighbourhood policing team and other partners, including council officers and housing providers, on a coordinated approach which will see known offenders targeted and an increased policing presence in the local area.

We are aware that nuisance motorcycles are regularly causing residents distress and are being driven in an anti-social manner around residential roads, which is unacceptable. Both the council and police would therefore encourage anyone experiencing issues to report them to 101 or online on the www.gmp.police.uk website so resources can be allocated accordingly. All concerns are referred on to the local neighbourhood policing team and allow them to apply for further support in the area.

There has recently been a 50% increase in policing resources for the Offerton area which has resulted in warnings being issued to known local offenders riding bikes anti-socially, as well as intervention from specialist traffic units resulting in 2 bikes and a car being seized near the Offerton estate recently. A request for support from the GMP Off Road Bike Unit has also been submitted.

Further work is also being done in the local community by Stockport Homes’ Anti-Social Behaviour Team to advise residents on how they can report any off-road bikes causing nuisance.

Extra staff will also be deployed over the summer across Stockport to tackle anti-social behaviour as part of ‘Safe4Summer’.

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