It's all been said before on this site, but I will say it again:-
Expensive cctv installed and not used to its potential, if at all.
Kid's in large groups drinking alcohol, shouting and swearing on The Lawn and the Cove.
Dawlish drinking club drinking alcohol/drugs, camping out on The Lawn/Cove.
Satellite police station closed down on The Lawn, not that it was ever used to its potential.
Notices all over the entrance's to The Lawn stating no alcohol, etc with the only effect of scaring off tourist's.
Only times you see the police is if they are flying through in their vehicle's or are actually arresting an offender.
Between the young/old groups of alcohol swilling, drug taking, foul mouthed thugs and the lack of cctv/police patrols/enforcement Dawlish is having a hard time.
I agree with you Deedoodle with every point you bring up. Where i live we have this problem night after night i have called the the 101 number many times only to be told there is Nothing they will do for outside noise. I have had many an arguments with the 101 people. When they do send a car from Sheffield the group has moved on to disturb another area of the town. I'm afraid we are on our own my freind. I have been in contact many times through email and on the phone to the person who is in charge for the ASB here in Dawlish if you have the time or anyone reading this may want to take the information. If a concerted effort is made by all we may get what we are entitled to.
This person has been put in charge for ASB here in Dawlish. Remember folks a squeaky wheel will get oiled sooner or later.
Ps He only works part time Monday/Wednesday
With the ages now published, can we lay off the 'kid bashing' please?
With all due respect Flo you do not see who is here during the day/night. These so called kids as you put it vary in age some as young as 16/17 some late teens early 20s. When one would use the term (kids) I'm talking 9/13. There is a bad element in Dawlish don't take my word for it call the police. Why don't you take a stroll to the Lawn area of an evening and witness it for yourself of course it would be a hit and miss situation but I would gladly drop you a PM and come see. I do understand and respect your viewpoint.
With all due respect brooklyn you have no idea who or where I am. Early twenties is not a kid. I'm not going to get into an argument about it but kids do get a bad rap in Dawlish and other places. There's plenty of adults who are a complete nightmare and people who are to all intents and purposes are upstanding members of the community but do illegal things. Some form of perspective is needed.
I respect your opinions and it doesn't bother me whatsoever who you are or where you live. I agree with you there are plenty of adults that hang around this town of dubious character. Let us just agree to disagree and leave it at that. But you do have a point about the upstanding members that i will agree on.
Any chance of some examples of these illegal things that upstanding members of the community apparently get up to?
Are we talking speeding?
Smoking things they shouldn't be smoking?
@flo - can you please explain what you define as a kid, because from my observations kids up to ages of 16 have been congregating on the lawn and the cove for many years now, sometimes still in school uniform. drinking and being verbally abusive. it doesn't mean all kids in dawlish are like this, just a minority. i respect your opinion, but please respect others on this forum as well.
This is a thread about a stabbing in Dawlish. So far the arrests are not kids. I don't think I need to define any further thank you deedoodle. I perfectly well respect people's opinion but I have one as well, thank you very much and my view is that kids get a bad rap and have done on this particular thread where no kids are actually involved. What should I do, shut up? I haven't sworn or called people names as some adults on this forum have. I have an opinion, I will make it, stick to it, unless persuaded otherwise.
DEEDOODLE, I assume you are asking for a reponse from me? As stated in the paper a 33 year old adult approached a group of teenagers, WHY? There is a reason and as stated one or both are known to be from the local area. Flo has her opinion but somewhat naive and short sighted, he/she is welcome to it. To believe these little cherubs some of which are still in their school uniforms are not causing any problems, they are being influenced by older teenagers and adults and cause mayhem. To walk by them and hear the profanity coming out of the mouths can be upsetting to some.
There appears to be three shifts that congregate on the Lawn area mostly the shelter area. That being the local drinking drug/drinking club during the morning hours some waiting for their dealers, then the school kids after school (nothing wrong there) then the early evening crew turn up some of which had school uniforms on during the aftertoon shift. Then the late crew turn up with bottles of booze stolen from the co-op no doubt.
There is a problem here in Dawlish and for Flo in her naivety refuses to belive that. Does that answer your question DEEDOODLE.
It still has nothing to do with this thread Brooklyn. The 19 year old was from Hereford.
If you see such bad behaviour from school children, contact the school. I know for a fact, despite my 'naivety', that they take matters like this seriously as they regard the children represent the school when in their uniform. Proactivity is the best response.
Yes, i read that Flo, but the other one is a Dawlish local and what do you think precipitated it. Thanks for the info on the school.
You're right it was probably a school trip got out of hand. Bring back hanging.
@Brooklyn Bridge - thankyou for the info. thefts seem to have got so bad in the co op. I happened to notice they had a couple of burly security guards by the tills/booze a few days ago.
I'm done with Flo. Tried to have a discussion she/he Just being stupid now.
Must carry weapons for self defence.