There continues to be various incidents of anti-social behaviour on the common. As well as the usual litter dropping, more seriously there has been evidence of recrational drug taking and drug paraphernalia left on the common and most recently, the use of e-scooters. The current update from Suffolk Constabulary is as follows:
'Currently it is against the law for e-scooters to be ridden on the pavement or public road – they can only be used on private land with the landowner’s permission. E-scooters are classified as Personal Light Electric Vehicles and therefore are subjected to the same legal requirements as motor vehicles. Whilst certain areas of the UK are allowing rental scooters trials in line with government guidance, Suffolk is currently not one of these areas.
Those seen riding an e-scooter in a public place could face penalty points on your driver’s license and a fine for no insurance, in addition to your e-scooter being seized. You can also be prosecuted for other traffic offences including careless driving, drink/drug driving and speeding. I have been patrolling the local area and giving words of advice to anyone with an e-scooter in a public place. Should you have any concerns over E-scooter use, please report this through the official channels below. '
ASB can include anything from noise pollution and unruly behaviour to harassing behaviour and vehicle annoyance. Such issues can be reported to both to the police through the official channels below or to East Suffolk Council https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/community/anti-social-behaviour/