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Drugs in Gobions
« on: January 04, 2008, 06:28:55 pm »
Could anyone from the North Mymms Parish Council please update us on what was done about the discovery of needles in the car park at Gobions last year? I found the following in the parish council minutes for the Amenities & Building Development Committee held on Wednesday 7 November 2007.

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Councillor Everard said that at a recent Police and neighbourhood meeting the Police had asked if it was possible to erect a barrier at Gobions car park as they had found evidence of drug use and needles on the site and two people had been arrested.

Following a short discussion it was agreed that it was not easily possible to have a barrier as the car park was used at all times of day by the public and anglers.

The Clerk said that if there were any problems the groundsmen usually reported them but she would ask them to be extra vigilant in future.

Click here for the full minutes. Any update on what happened to the two people who were arrested and what action is likely to be taken to try to minimise the risk?

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Re: Drugs in Gobions
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008, 09:51:08 am »
hi dave, its a sad state of affairs when people have to get kicks from drugs instead of the normal go out and get bladdered way, they are cheap to buy and nobody seems to be able to do anything about it, you may have read about our chief constable (north wales) on his stance on drugs.
to me its simple give mandatory 5yrs(no early release) for anybody caught selling drugs, take a look on his blog and form your own opinion,
dave. >:(
 

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Re: Drugs in Gobions
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008, 06:10:30 am »
Hi David,

Sorry to see the universal drug problem has reached such a lovely part of the world.

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I live in a city which is classified as 'the most out back city in the world" (Kalgoorlie, Western Australia).
Population of around 30,000 people.

Due to the high disposable income (mostly from mining) illicit drugs here are rife.
Government and vocational bodies do their best but its the old story of supply and demand.

The problem is insidious and any measure that can curb or prevent is worthy of consideration.

Cheers,

David
 

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Re: Drugs in Gobions
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008, 10:10:37 am »
This is more an item for the police to respond to.  The parish council has no powers to deal with it.

NM Parish Council has only met once since that Amenities Committee meeting on 7th November, apart from Planning Committee meeetings which does not discuss such matters as this.

The next Amenities meeting is on 23rd January when this will come up under matters arising.  The minutes will be put on the parish council website soon after the full council meeting on 30th January, as usual.

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Re: Drugs in Gobions
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2008, 09:39:07 am »
I am not pro-drugs, but in reply to rainbow, you could argue that it is just as sad a world that people have to go out and get 'bladdered'. I would have thought that excessive or binge drinking is more of a problem in this country than drug taking.
 

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Re: Drugs in Gobions
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2008, 12:11:17 pm »
According to the Parish Council Clerk, the groundsmen check the car park at Gobions Open Space most days and have found no trace of drug taking.

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