What has the warm spring weather brought us over the last few days?
Not blossom and birdsong - but beer bottles, noise and urine.
Loud music from amplifiers throbbing all afternoon and evening - the endless hiss of Nitrous oxide cylinders - widespread drunken behaviour - people urinating all around the park opposite our houses - people illegally selling food, jewellery, alcohol and drugs in the belief they are at a Glastonbury type event - daily overflowing rubbish bins - hundreds of beer bottles and gas cylinders littering the grass.
I'm sure everyone living around the park is completely sick and tired of the endless mess, noise and anti-social behaviour. OK its great for people to enjoy the park and the sunshine but few would disagree that things have got out of control and are heading for trouble.
Our park has been deluged with people who dont care about the rubbish and the noise. It has been transformed into a squalid mess. OK - some or even most say they care - but look at the mess and come hear the noise for yourself.
NUMBERS ARE OUT OF CONTROL. WHERE ARE THE POLICE PATROLS?
WHERE IS BRISTOL COUNCIL? DO THEY CARE that our park is TRASHED LIKE THIS EVERY DAY?
What chance in hell have they got of achieving Green Flag status for the park when they abandon it in such a blatant manner? Why is no one taking any notice and bringing in regular police patrols and providing an adequate number of rubbish bins? Why have they abandoned any rubbish collections at weekends - just when the rubbish is at its worst!
Meanwhile the park we have all done so much to try and improve over the last few years is turning into a place where young families with children are too frightened to enter it. Children feel threatened by the drunken, drugged older youths.
When local children say they are scared of entering the park because of the drunken and drugged youths we should be worried.
DONT LET OUR PARK GET TRASHED EVERY DAY. WE MUST TAKE URGENT ACTION.
WE MUST GET THE COUNCIL and the POLICE TO TAKE THESE ISSUES SERIOUSLY and INSTITUTE IMPROVEMENTS.
The Prime Minister himself said that parties were fine yesterday, this is why the bunting was put up and why the sound system was there. We even played the speech the prime minister gave. The police were right to say that, because we were specifically told by the state to "go ahead and have a party".
If you don't like people walking past your house to buy beer, move somewhere else or go to the council about the Co-op, it's not our problem that we choose to buy food at a shop for christs sake.
It's a shame your friends son was mugged in the park, but I can tell you the people who hang out in the daytime have no intentions to do such things, as the officer stated above police callouts and violence are practically a non-event at the park, so I don't think there is any correlation with the party or the people who go there to party. Put simply, muggers and the crowd at these parties are not the same people.
Well done.............this is what's needed.
Good to hear, could you also pay attention to any old folks taking pictures of people urinating in bushes. Disgusting habit.Don't know who's worse, the people urinating in bushes or the people watching
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I was in the park again this weekend in plain clothes. For the most part this went smoothly. I only recieved one call all weekend about a male urinating up a residents wall.
I think rain stopped play for the most part of the weekend.
On a serious note if you do have picture of people urinating in bushes/any public place please can you forward them onto me at email@example.com as we can make steps to deal with these people.
Im all for people enjoying the park however some things cannot be tolarated. Especially as there is a toilet in the park.
Just a quick update after the hottest day of the year.
We had no calls to the park on Sunday (26/06/2011).
PC 1486 Alexander OWEN