Warning issued to troublemakers in Chesterfield parks

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Police and council officers are patrolling Chesterfield parks over the summer looking for those causing a nuisance or breaking the law.

They are concentrating on Queen’s Park and Eastwood Park and issuing Community Protection Notices for offences including littering, noise pollution and criminal damage.

If a notice is breached, officers can issue a fixed penalty notice for £70 or take the offender to court.

Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “We are proud of our award-winning parks in Chesterfield but, unfortunately, there is a small minority of people who will choose to congregate in the parks and behave in a way which is intimidating for other park users and local residents.”